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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Seventy-Ninth 

Annual Report 

OF THE 
Town of Swampscott, Mass. 

For the Year Ending December 3 1 

1930 




DESCHAMPS BROTHERS 
SALEM, MASS. 
1931 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Seventy-Ninth 

Annual Report 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 

For the Year Ending December 3 1 

1930 




DESCHAMPS BROTHERS 
SALEM, MASS. 
1931 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Elected Town Officers, 1930 



Selectmen 

Nathan G. Bubier, Chairman 
Howard K. Glidden Harry E. Hardy 

Moderator 
John R. Hurlburt 

Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes 

Ralph D. Merritt 

Town Treasurer 

James W. Libby 

Water and Sewerage Commissioners 

George D. R. Durkee, Chairman 
Term expires 1931 
Harold G. Enholm Charles E. Hodgdon 

Term expires 1932 Term expires 1933 

Assessors 
Edward A. Maxfield, Chairman 
Term expires 1932 
Clarence B. Humphrey John B. Earp, Secretary 

Term expires 1933 Term expires 1931 

Park Commissioners 

Archibald Miller, Chairman 
Term expires 1931 
Stuart P. Ellis, Secretary *Everett P. Mudge 

tjohn Homan 

Term expires 1932 Term expires 1931 

School Committee 

John Vannevar, Chairman 
Term expires 1931 
Eleanor Ingelfinger George C. Thomas 

Term expires 1932 Term expires 1932 

Ralph Maxwell Marion C. Miller 

Term expires 1933 Term expires 1933 

Trustees of Public Library 

Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., Chairman 
Term expires 1933 
Jean G. Allan Elihu Thomson 

Term expires 1932 Term expires 1931 

Board of Public Welfare 

Joseph F. Crowell, Chairman 
Term expires 1931 
Edmund Russell, Secretary Harry E. Cahoon 

Term expires 1933 Term expires 1932 

Board of Health 

Dr. Loring Grimes, Chairman 
Term expires 1932 
John B. Cahoon Harold H. Bartol 

Term expires 1933 Term expires 1931 



1930] 



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Surveyor of Highways 

Michael J. Ryan 
Term expires 1933 

Tree Warden 

*Everett P. Mudge 
fBernard B. Kennedy 

Constables 

Frank H. Bradford George J. Place Willis E. Shephard 

Commissioners of Trust Funds 

Henry S. Baldwin James W. Libby 

Term expires 1931 Term expires 1932 

* Deceased 

t Appointed to fill vacancy 



TOWN MEETING MEMBERS 



Precinct One 

Term expires 



**G. Edwin Allen 351 Essex street 1931 

Leslie F. Allen 16 Essex street 1933 

Frank N. Bessom 250 Essex street 1933 

James W. Buchanan 69 Cherry street 1932 

Ernest Corrado 33 Crescent street 1932 

Ralph J. Curtis 24 Bristol avenue 1931 

Charles S. Doughty 41 Roy street 1932 

Robert B. Hegarty 350 Essex street 1931 

John A, Herbin 346 Essex street 1931 

Andrew B. Holmes 86 Cherry street 1933 

Alfred B. Jones 102 Essex street 1931 

Franklin H. Keating 29 Greenway 1932 

Arthur Morley 26 Minerva street 1933 

*Everett P. Mudge 69 Cherry street 1931 

Leroy V. Perry 16 Elwin road 1932 

*Arthur E. Santry 23 Minerva street 1933 

Leon F. Vaughn 4 Vaughan place 1932 

Leon F. Ximiness 99 Windsor avenue 1933 

Precinct Two 

Joseph B. Abbott 14 Sufifolk avenue 1932 

Henry A. Anderson 67 Franklin avenue 1932 

Harold H. Bartol 48 Beach avenue 1931 

James D. Bentley 15 Beach avenue 1931 

Carl J. Berry 39 Essex avenue 1933 

Charles W. Burrill 34 Maple avenue 1932 

Alfred ElHs 84 Stetson avenue 1931 

James F. Etter 54 Stetson avenue 1932 

Albert F. Fanning 88 Stetson avenue 1933 

Elmer Forrest 75 Essex street 1932 

Roy H. Frye 2 Valley road 1933 

Thomas Handley 95 Stetson avenue 1933 

Charles F. Hathaway 257 Burrill street 1931 

John A. Holmes 8 Essex avenue 1931 

Francis H. Humphreys 35 Pitman road 1931 

Fred A. McKennon 47 Beach avenue 1933 

Martin E. Nies 56 Beach avenue 1933 

Harry W. Stanley 72 Franklin avenue 1932 



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Precinct Three 

'l\'riii expires 

LeRoy S. Austin 63 Pine street 1933 

Ralph E. Bicknell 79 Burrill street 1931 

John A. Boston 65 Pine street 1932 

Chester A. Brown 17 Middlesex avenue 1933 

Chester P. Brown 176 Burrill street 1932 

Charles V. Burgess 15 Bovnton street 1933 

John A. Carroll 148 Burrill street 1933 

James A. Cook 165 Burrill street 1933 

Willis B. Cressey 140 Burrill street 1932 

Stuart P. Ellis 12 Porter place 1932 

Loring Grimes 84 HuniDhrc}' street 1931 

William E. Henry 195 Burrill street 1932 

Gegrge H. Knowlton 164 Burrill street 1931 

Harry M. Lowd ^ 90 Burrill street 1931 

B. Malcolm Martin 3 Oceanside 1931 

Leland S. Ross 16 Currv circle 1932 

Edmund Russell 189 Burrill street 1931 

William O. Titcomb 74 Humphrey street •. 1933 



Precinct Four 

***Robert E. Blood 38 Berkshire street 1931 

John B. Cahoon 67 Middlesex avenue 1931 

Edward E, Call 60 Thomas road 1931 

Ralph H. Cary 33 Norfolk avenue 1931 

Harold F. Dow 62 Thomas road ^933 

William G. Fallon 36 Andrew road 1933 

John Fisher 15 Shaw road 1933 

Walter E. Furbush 18 Berkshire street 1931 

George J. Harvey 3 Paton terrace 1932 

Clarence W. Horton 36 Hampden street 1931 

Leon W. Howard 84 Middlesex avenue 1932 

Frank E. Johnson 18 Andrew road 1933 

Daniel F. Knowlton 22 Elmwood road 1933 

Robert C. Mansfield 25 Norfolk avenue 1932 

Frank A. Mowatt 102 Farragut road 1933 

William P. Mower 48 Middlesex avenue 1932 

Edward A. Sawyer 56 Middlesex avenue 1932 

Oren L. Smith 42 Berkshire street 1932 



Precinct Five 

Forrest M. Adams 3 Sheridan road 1932 

Edwin M. Bailey 19 Farragut road 1933 

Henry S. Baldwin 141 Elmwood road 1931 

Alfred B. Brackett 81 Walker road 1932 

Paul W. Brickett 20 Outlook road 1933 

Nathan G. Bubier 11 Hardy road 1931 

Guy N. Chamberlin 25 Sheridan road 1933 

Charles S. Goodridge . 34 W^alker road 1932 

John B. Hadaway 120 Elmwood road 1933 

Charles E. Hodgdon 95 Banks road 1931 

George B. Learned 12 Banks road 1932 

George H. Lucey 49 Devens road 1931 

Florence E. Preston 38 Outlook road 1932 

Charles A. Southworth 7 Grant road 1933 

Philip H. Stafford 26 Banks road 1933 

Edwin W. Tibbetts 22 Walker road 1931 

George C. Thomas * 15 Outlook road 1932 

John Henry Welch 153 Elmwood road ' 1931 



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Precinct Six 

Term expires 

C harles H. Bangs 293 Humphrey street 1933 

Benjamin B. Blanchard 108 Greenwood avenue 1931 

Philip W. Blood 33 Rockland street 1931 

Eh'ot A. Buntinc: 187 Humphrey street 1933 

Frank L. Burk ^ 16 Blaney circle 1932 

Warren H. Colbv 253 Humphrey street 1932 

Howard K. Glidden 49 Rockland street 1931 

Loran J. Harvey 55 Blaney street 1932 

Horace C. Holden 5 Greenwood avenue 1931 

Clarence B. Humphrey 12 Humphrey terrace 1933 

Eleanor H. Ingelfinger ^5 Cliffside 1932 

Harrv D. Linscott 78 Greenwood avenue 1931 

Vincent P. O'Brien 202 Humphrey street 1931 

Donald Redfern 292 Humphrey street 1932 

Frederick J. Rudd 312 Humphrey street 1932 

Michael J. Ryan 39 King street 1933 

Kendall A. Sanderson 10 Bay View avenue 1933 

Stanley ^1. Stocker 15 Lawrence terrace 1933 

Precinct Seven 

Charles D. Addison 50 Aspen road 1933 

Joseph Atwood 90 Aspen road 1931 

Abram French 646 Humphrey- street 1931 

Rufus W. Greene 78 :Millett road 1933 

Frederic S. Hall 61 Sherwood road 1931 

Walter A. Hall 53 Bay View drive 1933 

Tohn Homan 69 Oceanview road 1932 

Havelock S. Mader 70 Millett road 1931 

Ralph ^^laxwell 82 Millctt road 1933 

George E. Mitchell 64 Magnolia road 1933 

Frank E. Morrison 28 Bay View avenue 1932 

Eben G. Pedrick 60 Orient court 1932 

Roger W. Pope 52 Bay View drive 1932 

Conrad P. Richardson 15 BeverU- road 1932 

*James W. Santry 31 Cedar Hill terrace 1931 

George Lloyd Smith Oceanview road 1931 

Tames C. Soutter 17 Arbutus road 1932 

Harry E. Whitten 20 Oceanview road 1933 

Precinct Eight 

Louis M. Atherton Tip Top road 1931 

Philip E. Bessom 4 Palmer avenue 1933 

Frederick R. Bogardus 48 Atlantic avenue 1933 

Charles H. Cunningham 25 Beach Bluff avenue 1933 

Xorman S. Dillingham 15 Eulow street 1931 

Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr. 437 Puritan road 1932 

George W. Foster 22 Eastbrook road 1931 

Samuel B. Groom 41 Bellevue road 1932 

Frederick A, Hale 48 Crosman avenue 1932 

Tames P. Hale 98 Phillips avenue 1933 

>:.**Harry E. Hardy 28 Orchard road 1933 

John R. Hurlburt 40 Beach Bluff avenue 1932 

Edward LaCroix 58 Orchard road 1932 

Robert C. McKav 11 Eulow street 1931 

Ralph H. Nutter 21 Mostyn street 1931 

Alonzo F. Titus 30 Manton road 1932 

John A. W^aldo 5 Beach Bluff avenue 1933 

Arthur M. Wyman 2 Beach Bluff avenue 1931 
* Deceased 
** Removed from town 
*** Moved to another precinct 



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[Dec. 31 



Appointed Town Officers, 1930 

APPOINTED BY BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Accountant and Secretary of Selectmen 

Horace R. Parker 

Assistant Secretary of Selectmen 

Pearl F. Davis 

Town Counsel 

Harry D. Linscott 

Town Engineer 
Wallace W. Pratt 

Assistant Town Engineer 

Howard L. Hamill 

Superintendent of Cemetery 

Thomas Handley 

Burial Agent 

Ralph D. Merritt 

Superintendent of Moth Work and Forest Warden 

*Everett P. Mudge 
fBernard B, Kennedy 

Building Inspector 

Frank L. Burk 

Assistant Building Inspector 

Daniel F. Knowlton 

Inspector of Animals 
Dr. Frank B. Stratton 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Charles Walter Burrill 

Agent and Janitor of Town Hall 

L. Herbert Cahoon 

Dog Officer 

Frank H. Bradford 

Fence Viewer 

George H. Doane 

Inspector of Wires 

James A. Cook 

Inspector of Petroleum 

Dr. Gustavus J. Esselin, Jr. 

State Aid Correspondent 

Horace R. Parker 

♦ Deceased. 

t Appointed to fill vacancy. 



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Board of Registrars 



Frank D. Thurston (D) Chairman 

Term expires 1931 
Ernest B. Thing (R) 

Term expires 1932 



William J. Lynch (D) 
Term expires 1933 
Ralph D. Merritt, Clerk 
Ex-Officio 



Smoke Inspector 

Frank L. Burk 



Engineers of Fire Department 

George B. Learned, Chairman 
Benjamin B. Blanchard Jefferson G. Owens, Jr. 

Clarence D. Kendrick, Clerk 

Chief of Police — Keeper of Lockup 

Walter F. Reeves 



PhiHp A. Blanchard 
John A. Boston 
Wm. V. Boudreau 
Frank H. Bradford 
John H. Bryson 
C. Walter Burrill 
L. Herbert Cahoon 
Iber L. Chapman 
Lewis A. Coleman 
*Daniel B. Collins 
Patrick S. Cryan 
Robert L. Cunningham 
**Francis Delano 
Warren Doherty 
Chas. J. Dolan 
George D. R. Durkee 
H. Allen Durkee 
Berton A. Fogg 
Stanley D. Forbes 
Daniel Griffin 
Thomas Handley 
Herman W. Hay 
Leverett T. Holder 
Clarence W. Horton 
*Stephen R. Jones 
Bernard B. Kennedy 
Clement E. Kennedy 
Frank Lally 
James W. Libby 
Frank Maitland 
* Resigned. 



Special Police 

James MacDonald 
George A. Marhn 
Nathaniel R. Martin 
Ralph Maxwell 
Albert McLellan 
Wm. McNamara 
Ralph D. Merritt 
John Muthe 
Francisco A. Page 
Philip Paro 
Horace R. Parker 
Joseph W. Paulson 
Lemuel W. Pickard 
George J. Place 
*Franklin P. Recchia 
George H. Reed 
Fred J. Rowe 
**Joseph P. Ryan 
Timothy J. Ryan 
Willis E. Shephard 
G. Lloyd Smith 
James Smith 
C. Lee Stover 
Simeon J. Strong 
Fred A. Taylor 
Harry A. Tirrell 
James J. Wallis 
Geo. C. Webster 
Herbert E. Wood 



** Appointed regular. 

Board of Appeals 
Terms expired June 6, 1930 
George M. Glidden, Chairman Thomas S. Bubier 

Ralph Maxwell William O. Titcomb 

Horace R. Parker, Clerk 
Terms expire June 6, 1931 
George M. Glidden, Chairman 

William O. Titcomb 

Horace R. Parker, Clerk 

Governor's Safety Committee 

The Board of Selectmen 

Board of Survey 

Board of Selectmen Ex-Officio 



Ralph Maxwell 



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[Dec. 31 



COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY 
Finance 

Precinct 1 Ralph J. Curtis 

Precinct 2 Charles F. Hathaway, Chairman 

Precinct 3 LeRoy S. Austin 

Precinct 4 Ralph H. Cary 

Precinct 5 Paul W. Brickett 

Precinct 6 Donald Redfern 

Precinct 7 James W. Santry, Chairman 

Precinct 7 Harry E. Whitten 

Precinct 8 John A. Waldo 



MODERATOR 

Term expires 1931 
Term expires 1931 
Term expires 1933 
Term expires 1931 
Term expires 1933 
Term expires 1932 
Deceased 
Term expires 1933 
Term expires 1930 



Reconstruction of Humphrey Street (lower end) 

Nathan G. Bnbier, Selectman, Chairman 
Howard K. Glidden, Selectman Harry E. Hardy, Selectman 
Michael J. Ryan, Surveyor of Highways Clarence B. Humphrey, Assessor 

Investigation of Town Manager Form of Government 

Howard K. Glidden, Selectman, Chairman 
Precinct 1 Andrew B. Holmes Precinct 5 George B. Learned 

Precinct 2 James D. Bentlcy Precinct 6 Philip W. Blood 

Precinct 3 James A. Cook Precinct 7 Joseph Atwood 

Precinct 4 Robert C. Mansfield Precinct 8 Edward LaCroix 

Town Honor Roll 

Nathan G. Bubier, Selectman, Chairman 
Leslie F. Allen, Commander Legion 

Warren J. Doherty, Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Fourth of July Celebration 

Harry E. Hardy, Selectman, Chairman 
Warren J. Doherty George J. Place 

High School Sites Committee 
Ralph H. Nutter, Chairman, Precinct 8 
Henry S. Baldwin, Chairman High School Committee 
Nathan G. Bubier, Chairman Board of Selectmen 
George C. Thomas, Acting Chairman School Committee 
J'recinct 1 Arthur E. Santry, (deceased) 
Precinct 1 Henry A. Sadler 



Precinct 2 John A. Holmes 

Precinct 2 James A. Macduf¥ 

Precinct 3 Harry M. Lowd 

Precinct 3 William R. Gray 

Precinct 4 Frank A. Mowatt 

Precinct 4 Warren P. Melzard 



Precinct 5 Philip H. Stafford 

Precinct 5 Roger L. Curran 

Precinct 6 Vincent P. O'Brien 

Precinct 6 Roy S. Bishop 

Precinct 7 Rufus W. Greene 

Precinct 7 Clarence O. McArthur 

Precinct 8 William H. McCarthy 



Dedication of Abbot Park 

Board of Selectmen 
George J. Place, Chairman 
Ralph H. Russell 

Henry S. Baldwin 

Revaluation of Town 

Board of Assessors 

Carl J. Berry 

Charles A. Southworth 



Archibald Miller 
Robert C. McKav 



Building at Phillips Park 

Mrs. 

Leslie F. Allen 

Assistant Town Clerk 

Nina D. Mcrritt 



Ralph D. Merritt 
Harry E. Cahoon 



William G. Fallon 
Frank L. Burk 

Eleanor Ingelfinger 
Edward LaCroix 



1930] RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK 9 



Records of Town Clerk 

ANNUAL TOWN WARRANT 
Monday, February 17th, 1930 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their respective 
precincts, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the seventeenth day of Feb- 
ruary, at 6 A. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

At the close of the election the meeting shall adjourn to Monday, 
February 24, 1930, at 7:30 P. M.. at the Town Hall. 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 
To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 
To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for one 
(1) year. 

To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
(3) years. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for one (1) year. 
To choose two members of the School Committee for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 

years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board for 
three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Park Commission for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Public 
Library for three (3) years. 

To choose a Surveyor of Highways for three (3) years. 

To choose one Tree Warden for one (1) year. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for three (3) years. 

To choose six (6) representative town meeting members in 
each precinct for three (3) years. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from 
Precinct Three for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Five for one (1) year, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Six for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Six for one (1) year, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Seven for one (1) year, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Eight for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Eight for one (1) year, to fill vacancy. 

All to be chosen on one ballot. 



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[Dec. 31 



Art. 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, boards 
and committees. 

Art. 3. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the Town 
Clerk and Custodian of Trust Funds for the ensuing year. 

Art. 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to salaries 
of town officials for the ensuing year. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money, from time to time, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 
1930, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, the 
debt or debts incurred thereby to be paid from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money, as con- 
tained in the reports of officers, boards or committees. 

Art. 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations calling for the appropriation or expenditure of money, 
the creation of a debt, or the disposition of town property, as set forth 
in the reports of officers, boards or committees. 

Art. 8. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses as recom- 
mended and set forth on pages 162 and 163 of the annual town report. 

Art. 9. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
appropriation or raising of money for permanent street construction. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to resurface Puritan road 
from the Administration Building to the New Ocean House with some 
kind of pavement and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by 
the Surveyor ot Highways. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to resurface that portion of 
Humphrey street between Commonwealth avenue and Glen road and 
appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor ot High- 
ways. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to resurface that part of 
Humphrey street, from the Lynn line to Blaney street, with some kind 
of pavement and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the 
Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to rebuild culverts on Salem 
street and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Sur- 
veyor of Highways. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to abate the water nuisance 
now existing at Atlantic avenue and Bradlee avenue and appropriate 
money therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to abate the surface water 
condition now existing on Phillips avenue and appropriate money there- 
for, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to enlarge pipe drain to 
Palmer Pond, build three manholes and tide gate and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art, 17. To see if the town will vote to build a fence on Essex 
street, near the Lyons estate, and appropriate money therefor, as recom- 
mended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will vote to lay a granolithic sidewalk 
from Phillips corner to Marblehead line, on the northerlv side of 
Atlantic avenue, and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by 
the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 19. To see if the town will vote to remove the old buildings 
at the Highway Stable yard, build storage shed and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will vote to accept Barnstable street 
as a public "way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance 
with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by James H. Sisk et als. 



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Art. 21. To see if the town will vote to accept Plymouth avenue 
as a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance 
with a plan made by VV. W. Pratt, town engineer, and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by James H. Sisk et als. 

Art. 22. To see if the town will vote to accept Bay View drive as 
a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with 
a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by James W. Santry et als. 

Art. 23. To see if the town will vote to accept Stanley road as a 
public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with 
a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by Ralph W. Reeve et als. 

Art. 24. To see if the town will vote to accept Commonwealth ave- 
nue as a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accord- 
ance with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to appro- 
priate money therefor, as petitioned for by Luigi Gallo et als. 

Art. 25. To see if the town will vote to accept Ocean avenue as a 
public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with a 
plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by Abigail F. Curran et als. 

Art. 26. To see if the town will vote to accept Prospect avenue 
as a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance 
with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by Ethel K. Sherburne et als. 

Art. 27. To see if the town will vote to accept Minerva street as 
a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with 
a plan drawn by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, dated January, 1927, and 
filed with the office of the Town Clerk, and appropriate money therefor, 
as petitioned for by William F. Healy et als. 

Art. 28. To see if the town will locate, lay out and appropriate 
the necessary money to build a public way, running from the northerly 
side of Humphrey street, between land of French and Matera, and 
thence running at a width of 50 feet part of the way, and continuing 
at a width of 20 feet between other lands of French, Ward, and Dichiri- 
co, to Kensington lane, so-called, as petitioned for by Joseph Cardillo 
et als. 

Art. 29. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to sell the old stone crusher plant and boiler now located at 
the Highway Stable yard. 

Art. 30. To see if the town will vote to construct Whitman road, 
from its present terminus across land recently acquired by the town, 
to Forest avenue, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 31. To see if the town will vote to construct a granolithic side- 
walk on the southerly side of Orchard road, from Humphrey street to 
Whitman road and on the southerly side of Whitman road, from Or- 
chard road to the walk leading to the new Stanley school, and appro- 
priate money therefor. 

Art. 32. To see if the town will vote to lay a drain so as to take 
care of the surface water from catch basin on Roy street, and appro- 
priate money therefor, as petitioned for by Lena E. Estes et als. 

Art. 33. To see if the town will vote to abate the surface water 
condition now existing on the northerly side of Humphrey street, in the 
vicinity of Commonwealth avenue, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 34. To see if the town will vote to remove a section of ledge 
on the southerly side of Buena Vista street for the purpose of widening 
said street, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 35. To see if the town will determine and designate sections 
for the purpose of averaging and assessing the cost of particular sewers, 
in accordance with provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 401 of the Acts 
of 1903; such sections to be in accordance with the plan drawn by the 
Town Engineer, or in such other manner as the town may vote. 



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[Dec. 31 



Art. 36. To see if the town will vote to authorize and instruct the 
Board of Selectmen to petition the legislature for appropriate legisla- 
tion, by the amendment of Chapter 86 of the Acts of 1902, or otherwise, 
for the purpose of increasing the sewer assessments, from main sewers, 
to an amount not exceeding 50% of the cost. 

Art. 37. To see if the town will authorize and instruct the Board 
of Selectmen to petition the legislature for appropriate legislation, by 
amendment of Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903, or otherwise, to change 
the assessment for particular sewers. 

Art. 38. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Denni- 
son avenue, Stearns street, Stearns street extension, Harrison avenue, 
Salem street, Humphrey street and Aycliffe road, a distance of 2880 
feet, and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by James Donlan 
et als and recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board and Board 
of Health. 

Art. 39. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Min- 
erva street, Eastman avenue, Fairvicw avenue and Barnstable street, a 
distance of 2350 feet, and appropriate money therefor, as recommended 
by the Water and Sewerage Board and Board of Health. 

Art. 40. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Ken- 
sington lane, Lewis road and Curry circle, a distance of 1440 feet, and 
appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board and Board of Health. 

Art. 41. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Cros- 
man avenue, Humphrey street, Bellevue road, Beach Bluff avenue, 
Clark road, Manton road, Eulow street, Mostyn street, Stanwood road, 
Phillips avenue and Humphrey street, a distance of 7250 feet, and appro- 
priate money therefor, as recommended by the Water and Sewerage 
Board and Board of Health. 

Art. 42. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Crosman avenue. Linden avenue, Stanley road, Sumner road and Dale 
street, a distance of 2810 feet, and appropriate money therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by Fred A. Hale et als. 

Art. 43. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Nason 
road, a distance of 450 feet, and appropriate money therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by James Nason et als. 

Art. 44. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer from 
Rockland street to King street and appropriate money therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by Alvin P. Johnson. 

Art. 45. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Charlotte road, for a distance of 225 feet, and appropriate money there- 
for, as petitioned for by S. Louis Eigner et als. 

Art. 46. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in Bates 
road, a distance of 240 feet, and appropriate mone}'- therefor, as peti- 
tioned for by S. Louis Eigner et als. 

Art. 47. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Stanley road, a distance of approximately 500 feet, and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by William D. Rowe et als. 

Art. 48. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in Pitman 
road and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Frank H. 
Humphrey et als. 

Art. 49. To see if the town will vote to extend King's Brook cul- 
vert 280 feet to Cherry street, and appropriate money therefor, as 
recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 50. To see if the town will make an appropriation ot money 
for the purpose of co-operating with others to relocate Hawthorne 
brook, between Humphrey street and the right of way of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad, lowering the grade thereof, confining said brook to 
said relocation, and enlarging the passageway of said brook under said 
railroad, or what it will do in relation thereto, as petitioned for by 
Charles D. C. Moore et als. 



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Art. 51. To see if the town will vote to transfer the following un- 
expended balances on sewer construction to the sewer emergency fund, 
as recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board: Phillips avenue 
sewer, $1,915.29; Bradlee avenue sewer, $6,086.10; Eastern Intercepting 
Sewer, $12,485.55; Humphrey street and Ocean avenue sewer, $594.02; 
Bristol avenue sewer, $1,811.59; Sargent road and Prospect avenue 
sewer, $385.09; Whitman road sewer, $90.26; Barnstable street sewer, 
$460.11. 

Art. 52. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water main 
in Allan road, a distance of 650 feet from Humphrey street, and appro- 
priate money therefor from the Water Available Surplus, as recom- 
mended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 53. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water main 
in Stanley road, a distance of 580 feet from Humphrey street, and 
appropriate money therefor from the Water Available Surplus, as 
recommended by the W^ater and Sewerage Board. 

Art. 54. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water main 
in Dale street, a distance of 590 feet, and appropriate money therefor 
,from the Water Available Surplus, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Art. 55. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water main 
in Nason road, a distance of 200 feet, and appropriate money therefor 
from the Water Available Surplus, as recommended by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Art. 56. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water main 
in Hampshire street, a distance of 285 feet, and appropriate money 
therefor from the Water Available Surplus, as recommended by the 
Water and Sewerage Board, 

Art. 57. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water main 
in Charlotte road, a distance of 225 feet, and appropriate money therefor, 
as petitioned for by S. Louis Eigner et als. 

Art. 58. To see if the town will vote to transfer the following un- 
expended balances from water construction to emergency water fund, 
as recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board: Whitman road 
water, $1,086.87; Plymouth avenue water, $379.35. 

Art. 59. To see if the town will vote to increase the salaries of 
the Water and Sewerage Commissioners as follows: Chairman to $500; 
two associates to $300 each, as recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board. 

Art. 60. To see if the town will authorize the appointment of two 
additional patrolmen on the police force and appropriate money therefor, 
as recommended by the Chief of Police. 

Art. 61. To see if the town will vote to furnish the captains and 
patrolmen in the police department with blue uniforms and appropru.te 
the sum of $650 therefor, as recommended by the Chief of Police. 

Art. 62. To see if the town will vote to exchange the two Fo.-d 
roadsters for a new Ford sedan, and that the sum of $175 be appro- 
priated therefor as recommended by the Chief of Police. 

Art. 63. To see if the town will vote to exchange the Studebakr.r 
tourmg car tor a new one, and that the sum of $1200 be appropriaud 
therefor, as recommended by the Chief of Police. 

Art. 64. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $180 to pur- 
chase and install a fire alarm box at the corner of Berkshire street and 
Paradise road, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Art. 65. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $150 to pur- 
chase and install a fire alarm box on Humphrey street at Hemingway 
road, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers.. 

Art. 66. To see if the town will vote to give to the Board of F;ire 
Engineers permission to dispose of the old service car as part payment 
on another machine to take its place, as recommended by the Board 
of Fire Engineers. 



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Art. 67. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $500 for 500 
feet of inch hose, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Art. 68. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $4UU tor new 
batteries at the Central Fire Station for the Fire Alarm System, as 
recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Art. 69. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $5,000 for 
further improving the Fire Alarm System, displacing part of the present 
overhead construction, by underground cables with necessary loops, 
connections and changes, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engi- 
neers. 

Art. 70. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $1,000 for 
hydrant rental, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Art. 71. To see if the town will vote to establish the following 
yearly rate of salaries in the Fire Department: Deputy Chief, $2,430; 
three captains at $2,265 each; privates, first year, $1,900; second year, 
$2,000; third year and thereafter, $2,100 per year, and appropriate the 
sum of $1,865 to cover same, to be retroactive to January 1, 1930, as 
petitioned for by George H. Lampard et als. 

Art. 72. To see if the town will authorize and instruct the Board 
of Selectmen to petition the legislature for authority to borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of the act, 
in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate $500,000, for the purpose of 
constructing a new high school building and originally equipping and 
furnishing the same, and to issue notes or bonds of the town therefor, 
as recommended by the High School Committee. 

Art. 73. To see if the town will authorize and instruct the Board 
of Selectmen to petition the legislature for authority to discontinue as a 
public park the use of the land on Humphrey street, commonly known 
as Phillips Park, and to erect thereon a public high school, and to use 
the same generally for public school purposes, and to place the same 
under the jurisdiction of the School Committee of the town of Swamp- 
scott, as recommended by the High School Committee. 

Art. 74. To see if the town will vote to continue the ensuing year 
the present High School Building Committee, with power in the Mod- 
erator to fill vacancies therein. Said committee to investigate and con- 
sider matters that may arise from time to time in connection with ques- 
tion of establishing a new high school building, and what use, if any, 
may be made of the present high school building for any other purpose, 
and to report thereon to the town, as recommended by the High School 
Committee. 

Art. 75. To see if the town will authorize the Finance Committee 
to study the present high school building to determine whether it can be 
efficiently used for high school needs by making changes therein and 
additions thereto; and further, to sec if the town will appropriate money 
for such study, as petitioned for by James W. Santry. 

Art. 76. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $3,986 to be 
expended for repairs upon the school buildings of the town, as peti- 
tioned for by the School Committee. 

Art. 77. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $1,000 to 
be expended for the development of the grounds about the Machon 
School, as petitioned for by the School Committee. 

Art. 78. To see if the town will vote to build a wire fence at the 
Stanley School, fence to be 6 feet high and 110 feet long with posts 
set in cement bases, and appropriate $1,000 therefor, as petitioned for 
by Harry E. Hardy et als. 

Art. 79. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Trustees of 
the Public Library to make changes in, and additions to, the library 
building, and further to see if the tawn will vote to appropriate money 
for such changes and additions, as recommended by said trustees in 
their annual report for the year 1929. 



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Art. 80. To see if the town will vote that German police dogs and 
Airedale dogs be restrained while upon the streets. 

Art. 81. To see if the town will vote permission to the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars, Joseph L. Stevens Post 1240, to occupy the old hall 
on Pine street, now in possession of the G. A. R., and make the neces- 
sary appropriation for its maintenance, as petitioned for by Leo P. 
Caproni et als. 

Art. 82. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
sum of money for the eradication of mosquitoes, the same to be spent 
under Chap. 252 of the General Laws, as amended by Chap. 457, Acts 
of 1923, and subsequent amendments, especially Chap. 288 of the Acts 
of 1929. 

Art. 83. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee to 
make a comprehensive study as to the advisability of the town accept- 
ing or providing for a town manager, and appropriate money for said 
committee to pursue said investigation, and report their findings at a 
subsequent town meeting. 

Art. 84. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law 
of the town so that all that land on the ocean side of Humphrey street, 
between King's Beach and Blaney Beach, may be zoned as a business 
district, as petitioned for by Ellen M. Wardwell et als. 

Art. 85. To see if the town will vote that portion of the land known 
as Phillips Gardens, as shown on a plan drawn by Philip J. Leary, civil 
engineer, and bounded by Bates road, Charlotte road, Phillips park, and 
land of Vorenberg, be transferred from a single residence district to 
a two family district on the zone map of the town, so as to make the 
same conform to the remainder of the land shown on the above men- 
tioned plan, as petitioned for by S. Louis Eigner et als. 

Art. 86. To see if the town will vote to formally dedicate Abbott 
Park with appropriate military exercises and appropriate money there- 
for. 

Art. 87. To see if the town will vote to instruct the Park Com- 
mission to erect fences along the sidewalk lines of all playgrounds in 
the town, in the interest of public safety and appropriate money therefor, 
as recommended by the Chief of Police. 

Art. 88. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee to con- 
sider plans and details and to suggest a proper location for a permanent 
Honor Roll to replace the present Honor Roll on the Town Hall lawn, 
said committee to consist of the Commander of the American Legion, 
the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and one represen- 
tative town meeting member, said committee to report at a subsequent 
town meeting. 

Art. 89. To see if the town will vote to continue in existence the 
present by-law committee appointed under Article 6 of the warrant for 
the annual town meeting of 1929, with authority to consider revisions 
of and amendments to the by-laws and report to the town from time to 
time, such report to be made not later than the next annual town meet- 
ing. 

Art. 90. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
three thousand six hundred fifteen dollars and sixty-four cents 
($3,615.64), said sum being the portion of the expense incurred in the 
construction of an addition to the Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 
and apportioned by the County Commissioners upon the inhabitants 
of the town of Swampscott. 

Art. 91. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of one 
thousand dollars ($1,000) for the proper observance of Fourth of July 
and that the Moderator be empowered to appoint a committee of three 
to arrange and carry out such celebration. 

Art. 92. To see if the town will vote to reimburse Arthur C. Lewis 
the amount claimed to have been paid by him in excess of the amount 
rightfully due as 1924 taxes on lots 46, 47, 48 and 49, Plate 22 of the 
Assessors' plans, and appropriate money therefor. 



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(Dec. 31 



Art. 93. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise, under 
any general or special law which authorizes the town to raise money 
by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be 
necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing 
articles. 

The polls will close at 6 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the town hall, the post offices, at least one public and 
conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days before 
the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of January, A, D, 1930. 

HOWARD K, GLIDDEN, 
R. WYER GREENE, 
DANIEL F, KNOWLTON, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H, BRADFORD, Constable. 



RETURN OF THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the' immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station in Swampscott, on Saturday, February 8, 1930, 
the posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said 
meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

February 17, 1930 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters of Swamp- 
scott assembled at their voting places in the several precincts and 
were called to order at 6 o'clock A. M. by the presiding officers. The 
warrant calh'ng the meeting, with the return thereon was read by the 
clerk in each precinct. 

The following were appointed precinct officers and qualified for 
same : 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan; Clerk, Robert B. Heg- 
arty; Inspectors, Lewis A. Coleman, Robert L. Cunningham; Tellers, 
Charles A. Bryson, Wm. H. Dow, Hulbert C. Griffin, George V. 
Doane. 

Precinct 2. Warden. Harry E. Cahoon; Clerk, John E, Coville; 
Inspectors, William P. Norcross, Harold H. Bartol; Tellers, Martha 
F. Duren, Belle M. Walsh, Louis Sherman, Mary G. Stone. 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis; Clerk, Albert Stone; In- 
spectors, Burton R. Carroll, George F. Clay; Tellers, William O. 
Titcomb, Harold R. Young, Charles E, Melzar(l, Aimer A. Jackson. 

Precinct 4, Warden, Louis N. Crocker; Clerk, Donald S. Sawyer; 
Insi)ectors, James W. Robertson, Pacre Bearse; Tellers, Warren P. 
Melzard, 'Horace P. P'ifield, Thos. J. McManus, Bessie F. Maguire. 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm; Clerk, Raymond H. Owen; 
Inspectors, Walter L. Kehoe, Irving A. Curtis; Tellers, Alice E, Les- 
lie, Winiiifred G. Jacobs, Mary G. Boyce, John T. Morrison, 



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Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story; Clerk, Timothy T. Ryan; 
Inspectors, John T. Merchant, George H. Coan; Tellers, Harry G. 
Hutchinson, Mary Turner, Edward F. Burke, Leon DeVeau. 

Precinct 7. Warden, Henry T. Butt; Clerk, Helen E. Peach; 
Inspectors, Walter Lofmark, Charles T. Dolan; Tellers, Elizabeth E. 
Blanchard. Selwyn P. Drown, Charles L. Martin, Fred Willett. 

Precinct 8. Warden, Charles A. Flagg; Clerk, John H. Suther- 
land; Inspector, Mary A. Collins; Tellers, Cyril E. Gannon, Olive 
Flagg, Mary Donlan, Wm. C. Hill, Helen Gannon, 

The balloting was started at 6 o'clock A. M. and the count started 
at 2 o'clock P. M. The ballot boxes registered correctly and the 
checks on the voting lists were the same as the vote cast. Polls 
closed at 6 P. M. 

There were cast in Precinct 1, 298; Precinct 2, 261; Precinct 3, 
269; Precinct 4, 237; Precinct 5. 237; Precinct 6, 305; Precinct 7, 327; 
Precinct 8, 251. Total vote cast 2,185. Result of the balloting was 
declared at 9:25 P. M. Precinct 5 was the first to make a return at 
6:17 and Precinct 8 at 7:40 P. M. 
For Moderator: 

Precincts 
John R. Hurlburt, elected 
Blanks 

For Town Clerk: 
Ralph D. Merritt, elected 
Blanks 

For Selectmen: 
Harry E. Hardy, elected 
Howard K. Glidden, elected 
Nathan G. Bubier (tie vote) 
R. Wyer Greene (tie vote) 
Daniel F. Knowlton 
Conrad P. Richardson 
Martin E. Nies 
Ernest Corrado 
Blanks 

For Treasurer: 
James W. Libby, elected 
Blanks 

For Assessor for 3 years: 
Clarence B. Humphrey, elected 177 193 211 194 205 224 226 205 1635 
Blanks 121 68 58 43 32 81 101 46 550 

For Collector of Taxes: 
Ralph D. Merritt, elected 200 195 226 197 199 227 224 210 1678 

Blanks ^ 98 66 43 40 38 78 103 41 507 

For School Committee for three years: 
Ralph Maxwell, elected 95 85 94 69 84 152 ISC' 124 853 

Marion Chesley Miller, elected 91 71 80 82 107 117 118 107 773 
Clarence W. Horton 99 105 127 96 57 94 79 53 710 

Beatrice Wadleigh 106 103 85 85 91 86 85 41 682 

Arthur M. Wyman 45 62 58 72 88 73 75 111 584 

Blanks 160 96 94 70 47 88 147 66 768 

For Board of Public Welfare for three years: 
Edmund Russell, elected 160 174 200 167 180 192 189 181 1443 

Blanks 138 87 69 70 57 113 138 70 742 

For Board of Health for three years: 
John B. Gaboon, elected 129 152 169 146 116 157 148 115 1132 

Florence E. Preston 87 71 74 75 105 122 119 102 755 

Blanks 82 38 26 16 16 26 60 34 298 

For Board of Water and Sewerage for three years: 
Charles E. Hodgdon, elected 177 183 203 187 204 209 205 188 1556 
Blanks 121 78 66 50 33 96 122 63 629 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


168 


176 


190 


184 


195 


205 


203 


194 


1515 


130 


85 


79 


53 


42 


100 


124 


57 


670 


192 


186 


210 


191 


197 231 


223 


211 


1641 


106 


75 


59 


46 


40 


74 


104 


40 


544 


130 


125 


160 


103 


79 


133 


179 


127 


1036 


98 


105 


115 


118 


160 


164 


135 


125 


1020 


81 


106 


92 


88 


109 


130 


146 


90 


842 


62 


83 


90 


119 


128 


136 


109 


115 


842 


92 


94 


127 


122 


72 


117 


91 


76 


791 


78 


76 


99 


51 


34 


89 


128 


63 


618 


85 


99 


50 


33 


50 


57 


62 


55 


491 


101 


30 


28 


26 


29 


26 


37 


21 


298 


167 


65 


46 


51 


50 


63 


94 


81 


617 


192 


200 


223 


201 


210 236 237 213 


1712 


106 


61 


46 


36 


27 


69 


90 


38 


473 



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[Dec. 31 



For Park Commissioner for three years: 

Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 

Archibald Miller, elected 98 127 123 148 176 177 149 159 1157 

John A. Boston 114 82 115 64 34 83 116 39 647 

Blanks 86 52 31 25 27 45 62 53 381 

For Trustee Public Library for three j^ears: 

Gustavus J. Esselen, Jr., elected 174 179 193 182 194 200 210 193 1525 

Blanks 124 82 76 55 43 105 117 58 660 

For Surveyor of Highways for three years: 

Michael J. Rvan, elected 208 215 203 212 208 254 255 190 1745 

John E. York 44 26 47 14 14 32 40 37 254 

Blanks 46 20 19 11 15 19 32 24 186 

For Tree Warden: 

Everett P. Mudge, elected 205 193 217 198 207 228 230 208 1686 

Blanks 93 68 52 39 30 77 97 43 499 

For Constables: 

WilHs E. Shephard, elected 167 173 196 179 193 212 223 195 1538 

Frank H. Bradford, elected 172 182 208 182 186 213 190 190 1523 

George J. Place, elected 161 174 194 176 181 196 182 184 1448 

Blanks 394 254 209 174 151 294 386 184 2046 

For Commissioner of Trust Funds for 3 years: 

James D. Bentley 03000000 3 

Scattering 13 13 10 9 

Blanks 298 258 268 234 236 304 323 251 2172 



Town Meeting Members, Precinct 1 



Frank N. Bessom, elected 


169 


for 


3 


years 


Leslie F. Allen, elected 


150 


for 


3 


years 


Leon F. Ximiness, elected 
Arthur E. Santry, elected 


146 


for 


3 


years 


140 


for 


3 


years 


Arthur Morley, elected 


127 


for 


3 


years 


Andrew B. Holmes, elected 


125 


for 


3 


years 


William F. Healey 


113 






George M. Ross 


72 








Michael J. Cogswell 


71 








Blanks 


675 









Town Meeting 

Martin E. Nies, elected 
Carl J. Berry, elected 
Thomas Handley, elected 
Roy H. Frye, elected 
Fred A. McKennon, elected 
Albert F. Fanning, elected 
Blanks 



Members, Precinct 2 



185 


for 


3 


years 


183 


for 


3 


years 


183 


for 


3 


years 


180 


for 


3 


years 


179 


for 


3 


years 


181 


for 


3 


years 


475 







Town Meeting 

Charles V. Burgess, elected 
LeRoy Austin, elected 
Chester A. Brown, elected 
William O. Titcomb, elected 
James A. Cook, elected 
John A. Carroll, elected 
Blanks 



Members, Precinct 3 



204 


for 


3 


years 


203 


for 


3 


years 


201 


for 


3 


years 


201 


for 


3 


years 


194 


for 


3 


years 


192 


for 


3 


years 


419 









Town Meeting Members, Precinct 3 

(U) fill vacancy) 

John A. Boston, elected 204 for 2 years 

Blanks 65 



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Town Meeting Members, Precinct 4 



Daniel F. Knowlton, elected 


1 78 
1 / o 


lor 


-2 
O 


years 


Frank A. Alowatt, elected 


173 


for 


3 


years 


John Fisher, elected 


171 


for 


3 


years 


William J. Fallon, elected 


171 


for 


3 


years 


Frank E. Johnson, elected 


172 


for 


3 


years 


Harold F. Dow, elected 


165 


for 


3 


years 


Blanks 


392 






Town Meeting Members, Precinct 


5 








Charles A, Southworth, elected 


199 


for 


3 


years 


Paul W. Brickett, elected 


198 


for 


3 


years 


John B. Hadaway, elected 


195 


for 


3 


years 


Edwin M. Bailey, elected 


195 


for 


3 


years 


Guy W. Chambcrlin, elected 


192 


for 


3 


years 


Philip H. Stafford, elected 


191 


for 


3 


years 


Town Meeting Members, Precinct 


5 








(to fill vacancy) 










Irving Curtis 


2 


for 


1 


year 


Ralph Putnam 


2 


for 


1 


year 


Blanks 


220 








Scattering 


13 








Town Meetmg Members, Precmct 


6 








Charles H. Bangs, elected 


204 


for 


3 


years 


Clarence B. Humphrey, elected 


193 


for 


3 


years 


Michael J. Ryan, elected 


io'+ 


tor 


o 


years 


Stanley M. Stocker, elected 


183 


for 


3 


years 


Elliott A. Bunting, elected 


174 


for 


3 


years 


Kendall A. Sanderson, elected 


168 


for 


3 


years 


Fred L. Mower 


160 






Charles B. lidgerlv 


1 A1 

14/ 








Blanks 


417 








Town Meetmg Members, Precmct 


6 








(to fill vacanc}') 










T> 1 T T) — 1 1 _i ] 

trank L. Burk, elected 


ZIU 


tor 


2 


years 


Blanks 


95 






Town Meeting Members, Precinct 


6 








(to fill vacancy) 










Vincent P. O'Brien, elected 


204 


for 


1 


year 


Blanks 


101 






Town Meeting Members, Precinct 


7 








Harry E. Whitten, elected 




tor 


6 


years 


Charles D. Addison, elected 


204 


for 


3 


years 


George E. Mitchell, elected 


197 


for 


3 


years 


Ralph Maxwell, elected 


214 


for 


3 


years 


Rufus W. Greene, elected 


196 


for 


3 


years 


Walter A. Hall, elected 


199 


for 


3 


years 


Blanks 


746 






Town Meeting Members, Precinct 


7 








(to fill vacancy) 










Frederic S, Hall, elected 


189 


for 


1 


year 


Blanks 


138 






Town Meeting Members, Precinct 


8 








Harry E. Hardy, elected 


200 


for 


3 


years 


Philip E. Bessom, elected 


194 


for 


3 


years 


Frederic R. Bogardus, elected 


194 


for 


3 


years 



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I Dec. 31 



John A. Waldo, elected 193 for 3 years 

Charles H. Cunningham, elected 191 for 3 years 

James P. Hale, elected 191 for 3 vears 

Blanks 343 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 8 

(to fill vacancy) 

Samuel B. Groom, elected 194 for 2 years 

Blanks 57 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 8 

(to fill vacanc}') 

Robert C. McKay, elected 195 for 1 year 

Blanks 56 

Adjourned to Mondav. February 24, 1930, at 7:30 P. M., at the 
Town Hall. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



RESULT OF RECOUNT 

February 20, 1930. 
At a recount of votes cast for Selectmen, nameh' between Nathan 
G. Bubier and R. Wyer Greene, who had a tie vote, and Daniel F. 
Knowlton held on this above date, by the Board of Registrars, the 
result was as follows: Nathan G. Bubier gained 2 votes: R, Wyer 
Greene lost two votes: and Daniel F. Knowlton lost 3 votes. 

Nathan G. Bubier 844 
R. Wyer Greene 840 
Daniel F. Knowlton 788 
The Board of Registrars were assisted by George J. Place, Frank 
G. Melvin, Kenneth M. Place, E. Stanley Flagg, Howard Hamell, 
Edward Burke, Ralph Maxwell, Louis Coleman, Arthur C. Eaton and 
Harry Gaboon, who qualified for the office. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 

February 20, 1930. 
John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, reappointed the following to serve 
on the Finance Committee for three years: 

LeRoy S. Austin, Precinct 3; Paul W. Brickett, Precinct 5; John 
A. Waldo, Precinct 8. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

February 24, 1930. 

In accordance with the adjournment of February 17, 1930, the 
voters were called to order at 7:30 P. M., by John R. Hurlburt, 
Moderator, the necessary quorum being present. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of the records of the last 
meeting. 

Voted, ■ Article 2. That all reports of town officials, boards and 
committees except those carrying appropriations of money be accepted. 

Voted, Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, viz: That the town clerk furnish 



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a bond with a Mirety conipain- as surety in the penal sum of one 
thousand dollars, and that the custodian trust funds furnish a bond 
with a surety company as surety in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars. 

Voted. Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
mone}' from time to time in anticipation of the receipt of revenue 
of the financial year beginning January 1, 1930, to an amount not 
to exceed in the aggregate five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.) 
and to issue a note or notes of the town therefor, payable within one 
year, the debt or debts incurred thereby to be paid from the revenue 
of said financial year. (Unanimous) 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

This is under the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting held 
Fel)ruarv 17. 1930. to the adjourned session thereof, held Februarv 24, 
1930, at"7:30 P. M. . 

To the Members of the Limited Town Meeting: 

The Finance Committee has made an examination of the Warrant 
and presents tlie following report upon those articles that it has con- 
sidered. 

There are many articles that request the appropriation of very- 
substantial sums of mone}'. These articles will require careful study 
and many conferences with the various departments and committees 
presenting them. Our report concerning these articles will be made 
to the adjourned meeting. 

Article 3. We recommend that the Town Clerk furnish a bond 
with a surety company as surety in the penal sum of one thousand 
dollars, and that the custodian of trust funds furnish a bond with a 
surety company as surety in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars. 

Article 5. We recommend, for the purposes specified in this ar- 
ticle, that the treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen be and 
hereby is authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation 
of the receipt of revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 
1930, to an amount not to exceed in the aggregate $500,000 and to 
issue a note or notes of the tow^n therefor, payable w^ithin one year, 
the debt or debts incurred thereby to be paid' from the revenue of 
said financial year. 

Article 18. The power of establishing sidewalks in public ways 
is vested in the Board of Selectmen by Sections 25 and 26 of Chapter 
83 of the General Laws. We probably will recommend an appro- 
priation for this work to be expended by the Board of Selectmen in 
accordance with the provisions of these sections and all requests 
therefor should be addressed to this Board. We recommend, there- 
fore, that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 31. For the reasons stated in our recommendation under 
Article 18, we recommend that action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 51. We recommend that the following unexpended bal- 
ances on sewer construction be transferred to the Sewer Emergency 
Fund, nameh^: Phillips avenue sew^er $1,915.29, Bradlee avenue sewer 
$6,086.10, Eastern Intercepting Sewer $12,485.55, Humphrey street and 
Ocean avenue sew-er $594.02, Bristol avenue sewer $1,811.59, Sargent 
road and Prospect avenue sewer $385.09, Whitman road sewer $90.26, 
Barnstable street sewer $460.11, said balances aggregating $23,827.01. 

Article 58. We recommend that the following unexpended bal- 
ances be transferred from water construction to the Emergency Water 
Fund, viz: Whitman road water $1,086.87, Plymouth avenue water 
$379.35, said balances aggregating $1,466.22. 



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Article 61. This article seeks the appropriation of $650. for cloth- 
ing for the captains and patrolmen of the Police Department. We 
made a careful examination of this subject last year and recommended 
indefinite postponement. Nothing has occured in the meantime to 
change our attitude. If the members of this department are to be 
furnished with clothing, then the employees of the Street Department 
and other departments of the town should be treated in the same 
manner. We believe that this would be a bad custom to establish. 
If an officer's clothing is damaged in the performance of his duty, 
it has always been the practice to reimburse him for the cost thereof. 
It seems to us that this is as far as the town should go. We recom- 
mend, therefore, that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 70. Last year we recommended that the departments 
should include all fixed expenses in their budgets and this recommenda- 
tion was adopted by the town meeting. The Fire Department expends 
$1,000 annually for hydrant rental. This is as necessary an expense 
as that for gasoline. It should, therefore, be embodied in the budget 
of this department in accordance with the vote of the town and we 
have accordingly done this. We recommend, therefore, that action 
under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

JAMES W. SANTRY, Chairman. 

RALPH J. CURTIS, 

LEROY S. AUSTIN, 

RALPH H. CARY, 

PAUL W. BRICKETT, 

DONALD REDFERN, 

JOHN A. WALDO, 

Finance Committee. 
The finance Report was read by James W. Santry, Chairman. 
Voted, Article 6. To accept the recommendations not calling for 
the appropriation of money as contained in the reports of officers, 
boards and committee. 

Voted, Articles 7 to 17 inclusive referred to Finance Committee. 
Voted, Article 18. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendation, that action under this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Articles 19 to 30 inclusive referred to the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Voted, Article 31. Action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted, Articles 32 to 50 inclusive referred to the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Voted, Article 51. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the following un- 
expended balances on sewer construction be transferred to the Sewer 
Emergency Fund, namely: Phillips avenue sewer $1,915.29; Bradlee 
avenue sewer $6,086.10; Eastern Intercepting sewer $12,485.55; Humph- 
rey street and Ocean avenue sewer $594.02; Bristol avenue sewer 
$1,811.59; Sargent road and Prospect avenue sewer $385.09; Whitman 
road sewer $90.26; Barnstable street sewer $460.11. 

Voted, Articles 52 to 57 inclusive be referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

Voted, Article 58. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations. That the following unexpended 
balances be transferred from water construction to the Emergency 
Water Fund, viz: Whitman road water $1,086.87; Plymouth avenue 
water $379.35. 

Voted, Articles 59 and 60 be referred to the Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 61. An amendment to the Finance report was lost, 
namely: that article be accepted as in the warrant and the recommen- 
dation be adopted. 

Voted, Article 61. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, that action under this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 



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Voted, Articles 62 to 69 inclusive be referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

Voted, Article 70. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Articles 71 to 79 inclusive be referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

Voted, Article 80. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 81. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 82. Be referred to the Finance Committee. 

Voted, Article 83. Be referred to the Finance Committee. 

Under Article 84 an open meeting was declared for a hearing. 
Under the objectors, Mr. Dooley, representing Mrs. Josephine God- 
frey, and Clinton Johnson for the Blaney Estate were heard. No 
person speaking for the article, hearing was declared closed. 

Voted, Article 84 be laid on the table until the adjournment of 
this meeting. For, 75; against, 13. 

Under Article 85. Open meeting was declared for a hearing. No 
person appeared against, one person appeared for. 

Voted, Article 85. That this article be referred to the adjourned 
meeting of this meeting, that the Board of Appeals be instructed to 
make a study of this article and report at said meeting. 

Voted, Articles 86 and 87 be referred to the Finance Committee- 
Voted, Article 88. That the town appoint a committee to con- 
sider plans and details and to suggest a proper location for a per- 
manent Honor Roll, to replace the present Honor Roll on the Town 
Hall lawn, said committee to consist of the Commander of the Amer- 
ican Legion, the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and 
one representative town meeting member, said committee to report 
at a subsequent town meeting. 

Voted, Article 89. That the town continue in existence the present 
by-law committee, appointed under Article 6 of the warrant for the 
annual town meeting of 1929, with authority to consider revisions of 
and amendments to the by-laws and report to the town not later than 
the next annual meeting. 

Voted, Articles 90 to 93 inclusive be referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

Voted, that when we adjourn, it be to March 26, 1930, at 7:45 P.M. 
Voted to adjourn at 9:05 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK 

February 21, 1930. 
Nina C. Merritt, appointed assistant Town Clerk, and qualified 
for office. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



TO FILL VACANCIES 

March 14, 1930. 

We certify that a special meeting of the town meeting members 
of Precinct 5 was called and held in accordance with the provisions 
of the law relating thereto at the Town Hall on the 14th day of 
March, 1930, and the following were elected to fill the vacancies in 
said Precinct 5 for one year each, bv unanimous vote. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 11 Hardy road, 
GEORGE H. LUCEY, 49 Devens road, 

JOHN B. HADAWAY, Chairman, 

EDWIN M. BAILEY, Clerk. 
Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, March 26, 1930 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Wednesday, the twentj^-sixth day of March, 
at 7:15 P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
one thousand dollars to purchase a power sprayer for the Moth Depart- 
ment, as recommended by the Moth Superintendent. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of one thousand dollars, under the provisions of Chapter 67 of the Acts 
of 1930, for the purpose of providing proper facilities for public en- 
tertainment at the time of the national convention of the American 
Legion, to be held in Boston during the current year and of paying 
expenses incidental to such entertainment, as petitioned for by Leon 
E. Abbott Post 57, American Legion, said appropriation to be expended 
under the direction of the Board of Selectmen as provided by the Act. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sura of 
two hundred fifty-nine dollars and eighty cents for the purpose of 
paying the contractor on the Town Hall vault the above amount 
awarded to him by a board of arbitration appointed under the contract. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning by- 
law so as to change the boundary line of Zone 3 as shown on a plan 
of land in Swampscott known as Phillips Gardens, P. J. Leary, C. E., 
May, 1929, so that the same shall coincide with the southerly side of 
Charlotte road, as shown on said plan as petitioned for by Conrad P. 
Richardson et als. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of one thousand dollars to be paid to Maurice Yozell upon delivery of 
a deed to the town of all the land owned by him bounded by Cedar 
Hill terrace and lying ten feet easterly of the boundary of land of 
Lewis M. Kessler on Bay View avenue together with an agreement 
to reduce the ledge on said land to the grade of Cedar Hill terrace. 

Article 6, To see if the town will vote to establish the following 
yearly rate of salaries in the Police Department: Chief, $3,000; Captains. 
$2,500; Patrolmen, after three years, $2,190, and appropriate money 
to cover the same, this to be retroactive to January first, as petitioned 
for by Kendall A. Sanderson et als. 

Article 7. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of $1,000 
for the purpose of paying for land taken by the town on Whitman 
road between Orchard road and the Stanley School, lot approximately 
10,000 feet, as petitioned for by James Nason et als. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to take by eminent do- 
main for the purposes of construction, extension and operation of the 
sewer system such easements in and over private property as may 
be necessary therefor, and appropriate money for such takings. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer 
from the eastern intercepting sewer to the estate of Fred M. Kimball 
on Atlantic avenue, a distance of 258 feet and appropriate $550 therefor 
as asked for by Fred M. Kimball and recommended by the Water 
and Sewerage Board and Board of Health. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to petition the Legislature for permission to use the 
Town's Municipal Insurance Fund and the income therefrom for 
^^eneral revenue purposes. 



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Article 11. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of three 
thousand one hundred-fifty-three dollars and fifteen cents ($3,153.15) 
for the purpose of restoring to the Municipal Insurance Fund and the 
Municipal Insurance Fund Income account the amounts which the 
Director of Accounts rules were taken from the said fund and income 
account illegally by vote of the towm. 

Article 12. To see what action the town will take upon the 
recommendation of the committee appointed at the Annual Town 
Meeting of 1929 to investigate and report upon the method of sewer 
assessments. 

Article 13. To see if the town will accept and adopt the sections 
as laid out by the Board of Sewer Commissioners, and the territory 
embraced in each section for extension and development of the sewer 
system. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote that assessments for main 
drains or common sewers be made under the authority of General 
Laws, Chapter 83. 

Article 15. To see w'hat proportion of the cost of main drains 
or common sewers the town wall bear. 

Article 16. To see w^hat methods of assessment under General 
Laws, Chapter 83, the tow^n will adopt. 

Article 17. To appropriate and raise by borrowing, under any 
general or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 
otherw^ise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any 
or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day ap- 
pointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of March, A. D., 1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



RETURN OF THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Post Offices, Town Hall, at least one public and 
conspicuous place in each precinct in the town and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott, on Tuesday, 
March 18, 1930, the posting of said notices being seven days before 
the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Wednesday, March 26, 1930 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters assembled 
at the Town Hall, the necessary quorum being present, the meeting 
l)eing called to order by the Town Clerk. John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, 
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elected a Moderator protem. Kendall A. Sanderson was nominated 
for same. Voted, that nominations be closed. Voted that the Town 
Clerk cast one ballot for Kendall A. Sanderson for Moderator protem. 
In accordance with same the Town Clerk cast one ballot for Kendall A. 
Sanderson, who was declared elected and who duly qualified for the 
office. 

The warrant with the return thereon was read by the Town Clerk. 

Voted. Articles 1, 2 and 3 be referred to the Finance Committee. 

Under Article 4 of the warrant, the majority report of the Board 
of Appeals was read, and the minority report was read by Thomas S. 
Bubier. 



MAJORITY REPORT 
March 25, 1930 

To the Members of the Representative Town Meeting: 

The Board of Appeals to whom was referred Article 85 of the 
annual town warrant have duly considered the matter and beg leave to 
submit the following report: 

This article is to see if the town will vote that portion of the land 
Known as Phillips Gardens, as shown on a plan drawn by Philip J. 
Leary, civil engineer, and bounded by Bates road. Charlotte road, 
Phillips Park, and land of Vorenberg, be transferred from a single 
residence district to a two family district on the zone map of the 
town, so as to make the same conform to the remainder of the land 
shown on the above mentioned plan, as petitioned for by S. Louis 
Eigner et als. 

The plot of land known as Phillips Gardens contains 31 lots, 24 
of which are in the two family district, six partly in the two family 
and partly in the single family district and one lot entirely in the one 
family district. It is the desire of the petitioners who were the de- 
velopers of this plot of land to have the entire plot placed in the two 
family zone thus putting every lot on the same basis. This would 
necessitate the moving of the dividing line between Zone 2 and Zone 3 
to the rear of the lots on Charlotte road, thus substituting a dividing 
line between properties for an arbitrary straight line crossing the prop- 
erty-, as the dividing line between the two zones. It is our belief that 
the natural barrier between the Phillips Garden property and the ad- 
joining Vorenberg property makes the rear line of the Phillips Garden 
property the logical zone line and we so recommend according to the 
description furnished by the Town Engineer. 

When the boundary line reaches Bates road w^e have crossed Bates 
road followed the westerly boundary to the southerly side of the lots 
opposite; then followed the rear lines of the lots to a point where they 
intersect the original zone line. It would be possible to carry the line 
up Bates road to the original line but if this was done it would re- 
create a condition similar to that which we are trying to eliminate, 
namely: two family' houses could be legally built on one side of Bates 
road and single family houses only on two lots on the street. In other 
words, we would have the unfair condition of two lots on a street 
restricted to single family houses while every other lot on the street 
including those directly opposite are unrestricted and can be covered 
with two family houses. While it may be true that the owners of 
these two lots have not petitioned that they be changed it is only a 
matter of time before they would awake to the necessity of making 
such a petition and the town would be faced with the necessity of 
going through all the machinery which by grasping the opportunity 
that is now before us, can be avoided 

We recommend that the zone line separating Zone 2 and Zone 3 
be changed according to the following description prepared by the 
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Beginning at the intersection of the dividing line between Zone 
2 and Zone 3 with the northeasterly line of Phillips Park, owned by 
the town of Swampscott: thence b}' land of the town of Swampscott, and 
S, Louis Eigner for a distance of about 70 feet to land of Rose F. 
Vorenberg; thence easterl}' by land of Rose F. Vorenberg and land of 
S. Louis Eigner for a distance of about 327* feet to the westerly line of 
Bates road, thence on the same course across Bates road to the 
easterly line of Bates road for a distance of about 41 feet; thence south- 
erly along the easterly line of Bates road for a distance of about 18 
feet to a proposed lot line of the Puritan Development Co., thence at 
right angle to Bates road, extension for a distance of 100 feet; thence 
northwesterl}^ and parallel to Bates road for a distance of 130 feet; 
thence northeasterly and at right angles for a distance of 100 feet to 
the westerly line of Shelton road; thence southerly along said line of 
Shelton road for a distance of 5 feet to the intersection of the dividing 
line between Zone 2 and Zone 3. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE M. GLIDDEN, 
RALPH MAXWELL, 
WaLLIAM O. TITCOMB, 

Board of Appeals. 



MINORITY REPORT 

The town has referred to the Board of Appeals the petition of S. 
Louis Eigner asking that the boundary line between Zone 2 and Zone 
3 as it crosses Phillips Gardens, so-called, be so changed as to coincide 
with the boundar}' line between Phillips Gardens and the adjoining 
land of Vorenberg. The town has given specificalh' the bounds of the 
propert}- in question, and in my opinion it would be improper for the 
Board to make any recommendation as to the propert}^ on the east 
side of Bates road for the double reason that we have not been asked 
to do so, and because the town could not, under the wording of the 
article in the warrant, make any change in that property at the present 
town meeting even if it should so desire. 

The avowed purpose of the petition is to make the south side of 
a new street laid out by the petitioners, called Charlotte road, available 
for two tenement houses. The petitioners bought their property about 
a year ago, and consequently were charged with notice of the Zoning 
Ordinance. They cannot, therefore, claim, and their counsel disclaimed 
at the hearing, that they were suffering any hardship. 

The town of Swampscott owes much of its charm and attractive- 
ness to the fact that it is largely a town of single family houses 
occupied b}^ the owners as homes. It is to be noted that none of the 
five or six two family houses in the district in question were begun by 
home owners, but rather by speculative builders who have been unable 
to complete them, and the petitioners and others by the foreclosure 
of mortgages have become owners somewhat against their wnlls. Al- 
though some of these houses were staked out as early as last July, 
none of them have been completed, and they are consequently un- 
occupied. 

The houses are, from their outside appearance unattractive, and 
the fact that they were begun by builders who were unable to com- 
plete them does not lead us to believe that they will be of better 
quality inside than they appear to be on the outside. 

In short, the development that is going on in the petitioners* 
property is not one that seems likely to be of any great value to the 
town nor to the petitioners themselves. 

At the hearings all of the residents on Beverly, Bates, and Shelton 
roads who appeared were opposed to the petition, and this fact, though 
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It is true that there is a certain natural barrier separating the 
petitioners' property from that of Vorenberg, but I believe that if a 
row of two family houses of the same type as those already built were 
to be erected on the south side of Charlotte road, the result would 
be decidedly detrimental the houses on and adjoining Puritan road 
which were all built for one family and many of them under restric- 
tions which required them to cost at least seventy-five hundred dollars. 

A further fact to be considered is that the committee appointed 
by the town to consider the question of a new high school has recom- 
mended that one be built in Phillips Park, near the petitioners' prop- 
erty. I believe that it would be well to postpone any change in the 
zoning lines until this question is settled. The petitioners will not be 
greatly harmed by the delay. Until some of their idle property has 
been moved, and until there seems to be a real demand for property 
in their neighborhood there is no crying necessity for the change that 
they ask. 

The conclusions are that there is no need for any present legisla- 
tion, and that as the proposed change would not be beneficial, no action 
should be taken. 

THOMAS S. BUBIER, 
Under Article 4, a hearing was declared, being an article to amend 
the Zoning By-laws. 

Voted, Article 4. To amend the Zoning Bj'-laws, so as to change 
the boundary line of Zone 3 as shown on a plan of land in Swamp- 
scott, known as Phillips Gardens, P. J. Leary, C. E., May 1929, so that 
the same shall coincide with the southerly side of Charlotte road as 
shown on said plan. For, 60; against, 5; carried by more than two- 
thirds vote. 21 town meeting members not voting. 

Voted, Articles 5 to 9 inclusive to be referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

Voted, Articles 10 and 11 be referred to the Finance Committee. 
Voted, Articles 12 and 13 be referred to the Finance Committee. 
Voted, Articles 14-15 and 16 be referred to the Finance Committee. 
Voted, Article 17 be referred to the Finance Committee. 
Voted that when we adjourn it be to April 8, 1930, at 7:30 P. M. 
Voted to adjourn at 8:15 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT. 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 26, 1930 

In accordance with the adjournment of February 24, 1930, the 
voters were called to order by Kendall A. Sanderson, Moderator, 
protem. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of the records of the last 
meeting. 

The Finance Committee report was read by James W. Santry, 
Chairman. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

To the Members of the Limited Town Meeting: 

The Finance Committee herewith submits its report concerning 
all articles in the warrant that were referred to it at the meeting held 
February 24, 1930. 

Article 4, We recommend that no changes be made in the salaries 
of the town officials for the ensuing year, except those of the mem- 
bers of the Board of Registrars of Voters and we recommend that the 
salaries of each of the members of this Board be increased $50. We 
have made provision for this increase under Article 8 of the warrant 
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Article 7. There are articles in the warrant covering the matters 
described in this article upon which we have reported. We, therefore, 
recommend that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 8. We recommend that the item for "water" of $60,113.75 
and also the item for "emergency water" of $2,500 under the heading 
of "Enterprises," be taken from the estimated receipts of the Water 
Department for the current year. 

W^e have made provision in this article lor the purchase of new 
equipment for the Highway Department consisting of a gasoline pump 
at an estimated cost of $500, a catch basin cleaner at an estimated cost 
of $4,500, and an oil burner tar kettle at an estimated cost of $300, the 
cost of said articles aggregating $5,300. In talking with the Surveyor 
of Highways he informed us that the purchase of the catch basin 
cleaner would permit the cleaning of all catch basins in the town within 
a very short time and with the use of a few men. The w^ork now takes 
almost the entire force of this Department for the period of about 
six weeks. 

We recommend that the following amounts be appropriated for 
the various departments for the ensuing year. 



General Government 

Legislative $550.00 

Selectmen 3,700.00 

Selectmen's Contingent Fund 500.00 

Accounting 2,730.00 

Treasury 2,353.00 

Certification of Notes and Bonds 1,000.00 

Collector of Taxes 3,479.50 

Assessors 5,200.00 

Town Clerk 866.00 

Election and Registration 2,903.00 

Engineering 7,000.00 

Town Hall 4,300.00 

Town Hall Repairs 3,000.00 

Law 2,000.00 

Board of Appeals 250.00 

$39,831.50 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Police - $35,971.50 

Fire 40,840.00 

Moth 4,673.00 

Tree Warden 3,550.00 

Forest Warden 200.00 

Inspector of Buildings 1,250.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 555.00 

87,039.50 

Health and Sanitation 

Health : $9,220.00 

Dental Clinic 1,200.00 

Health Nurse 1,350.00 

Cleaning Beaches 1,250.00 

Refuse and Garbage 12,865.00 

Health Dumps 1,700.00 

Sewer 10,365.00 

Particular Sewers 1,000.00 

Brooks 500.00 

Emergency Sewer 1,500.00 

40,950.00 



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Highways 

Highway Administration $2,900.00 

Highway 45,050.00 

Seal Coating 5,000.00 

Street Construction 3,000.00 

Street Watering and Oiling 4,000.00 

Sidewalks and Curbing . 4,000.00 

Snow and Ice 6,000.00 

New Equipment 5,300.00 

Continuous Sidewalks 10,000.00 

Lighting Streets 24,302.00 



Charities 

Public Welfare S11,000.00 

Soldiers' Relief 7,261.77 

State Aid 500.00 

Military Aid 480.00 

Pensions 5,677.80 

Burnett Fund 132.00 



Schools and Libraries 

Schools $178,866.35 

Library . 10,525.00 

Traveling Expenses of Superintendent of 

Schools Outside State 100.00 



Recreation and Unclassified 



Parks $8,500.00 

Subordinate Officials 630.00 

Memorial Day 500.00 

Firemen's Memorial Day 200.00 

Heat and Light G. A. R. and V. F. W. Hall.... 750.00 

District Nurse 300.00 

Legion Lease . 1,350.00 

Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 40.00 

Reserve Fund 5,000.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,256.77 

Insurance 5,404.07 

Care of Prisoners 100.00 

Veteran's Exemption 50.00 

Unpaid Bills 3,597.36 



Enterprises 

Water $60,113.75 

Cemetery 4,678.00 

Emergency Water 2,500.00 



Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest on Loans in Anticipation of Revenue $10,000.00 

Interest on General Debt ..- 22,324.75 

Interest on Sewer Bonds 5,906.50 

Interest on Tuberculosis Hospital Bonds 1,800.00 

General Debt Maturing 46,443.45 

Sewer Bonds Maturing 14,850.00 

Tuberculosis Hospital Bonds Maturing 4,000.00 



Agency 

Tuberculosis Hospital Maintenance - - $5,587.89 



$109,552.00 



25,051.57 
189,491.35 



27,678.20 
67,291.75 



105,324.70 
5,587.89 



$697,798.46 



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Article 9. Phillips avenue from Atlantic avenue to Plummer 
avenue is in bad condition owing partly to the building of the sewer 
therein last year. We have talked with the Surveyor of Highways 
and the Town Engineer and they recommend that this part of the 
street be permanently paved. We recommend, therefore, that a re- 
surfacing of bituminous macadam be laid in that part of Phillips 
avenue from Atlantic avenue to Plummer avenue in accordance with 
specifications approved b}' the Division of Highways of the Department 
of Public Works of the Commonwealth and that the Board of Select- 
men be authorized to make, sign and deliver a contract, in behalf of 
the town therefor subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating 
to the making and awarding of contracts, and that for this purpose 
the sum of $16,000 be appropriated and raised in the manner re- 
commended in our report under Article 93. 

Article 10. This article relates to the rebuilding of Puritan road 
from the administration building, so called, to the New Ocean House. 
The cost of this work would exceed $15,000. This road is the main 
artery of travel along the North Shore. It is used to a greater extent 
by persons living outside of Swampscott than by those who live within 
the town. Under these circumstances it would seem unfair to have 
the cost of this work borne entirely by Swampscott. We have con- 
ferred with the Board of Selectmen about this and find that at the 
proper time they plan a conference with the state and county officials 
to obtain contributions from these sources towards- the cost of the 
work. We recommend that this be done, and that further action under 
this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 11. This article seeks the resurfacing of Humphrey street 
between Commonwealth avenue and Glen road. Last year we re- 
commended the appropriation of S9.500 for this purpose, but because 
of the division of opinion among the committee having the work in 
charge, no vote could be passed. We recommend that repairs be made 
along that part of Humphrey street between Commonwealth avenue 
and Glen road under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, the 
Surve^'or of Highways, and one voter of the town appointed by the 
moderator, who shall make a contract in behalf of the town for the 
doing of this work subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to 
the making and awarding of contracts and that for this purpose the 
sum of $10,000 be appropriated from the tax levy for the current year. 

Article 12. During a heavy rainstorm last summer the wooden 
blocks constituting the pavement in Humphrey street were displaced 
in many places. Necessary repairs were immediately made by the 
Surveyor of Highways and the inconvenience was of short duration. 
The work contemplated by this article would cost $9,000. When 
Humphrey street was built in 1913 the cost was borne by the state, 
county and town. Since it was built the cost of maintenance has been 
borne alone by the town. We have made no objection to this. If, 
however, there is to be any substantial repairing to the street, or any 
rebuilding thereof, we believe that the cost should be distributed on 
some fair basis among the state, the county and the town. We recom- 
mend, therefore, that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 13. There are three culverts along Salem street that have 
been in use for a long time. They are now in such a condition that 
they cannot be cleaned; they must be rebuilt. The cost of this work 
will be $2,500. We recommend that this work be done under the 
direction of the Surveyor of Highways, and that the sum of $2,500 be 
appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Articles 14 and 15. The trouble sought to be remedied by these 
articles consists in the collection of surface water on Phillips avenue 
and on other streets in the vicinity thereof. The collection of this 
water at certain times during the year becomes a nuisance, and does 
substantial damage to the streets over which the water flows. It is 
the purpose of these articles to conduct this water through drains to 



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Palmer's Pond. We recommend that the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to make a contract in behalf of the town and subject to 
the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of 
contracts, to remedy the conditions described in these articles by laying 
drains in accordance with i)lans and specifications made by the town 
engineer; that all easements in connection with said work l)e obtained 
before any obligations are incurred, and without the payment of any 
money therefor, and that Tor this work the sum of $7,300 be appropri- 
ated and raised in the manner recommended in our report under Ar- 
ticle 93. 

Article 16. We have conferred with the Board of Selectmen and 
the Surveyor of Highways concerning the work contemplated by this 
article. We believe that this work should be done. We. therefore, 
recommend that the pipe drain to Palmer's Pond be enlarged; that 
three manholes be built, and that a tidegate be located at the outlet 
to said pond; that said work be done under the direction of the Board 
of Selectmen and the Surveyor of Highways and that for this purpose 
the sum of S2,600 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. 

Article 17. A fence is badly needed at this point to protect trav- 
elers along this part of Essex street. We recommend that such a 
fence be built under the direction of the Surveyor of Highways and 
that the sum of $300 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund. 

Article 19. This article seeks the removal of the old buildings in 
the yard of the Highway Department and the building of a storage 
shed. We have conferred with the Surveyor of Highway's and he 
informs us that it would cost S6,000 to erect a suitable building for 
storage purposes. He advises that the present buildings be retained 
and repaired, and estimates that the cost w-ill be S2,500. This will also 
enable him to close certain entrances. There will then be sufficient 
space in these buildings for the storage of the equipment of the Moth 
Superintendent. W'e recommend that $2,500 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to be expended under the direction of the 
Surveyor of Highways, subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating 
to the making and awarding of contracts, for the purpose of repairing 
the old buildings in the stable yard of the Highway Department and 
the closing of entrances in connection therewith. 

Article 20. The projector of this street has complied with all the 
statutes relating to the laying out and acceptance of ways, and has 
expended a substantial sum of money thereon. We, therefore, recom- 
mend that Barnstable street as laid out b}- the Board of Selectmen in 
accordance with the plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, be 
accepted as a public way, and that S1,000 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to put it in condition for public travel. 

Article 21. Plymouth avenue has complied with all laws relating 
to the laying out and acceptance of public ways. A large sum of 
money has been spent upon it by the owner in placing it in condition 
for acceptance. We recommend that Plymouth avenue be accepted as 
a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance 
with the plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and that $400 be 
appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to put it in con- 
dition for pu])lic travel. 

Article 22. Last year the meeting passed a vote authorizing the 
acceptance of this street when all waivers were signed. There are 
about fifty owners of property abutting upon this street and all of 
these owners, except one. have duly executed and delivered to the 
town a waiver of all damages in consequence of the acceptance of 
this street. There is one owner, however, who refuses to sign. His 
property is located at the southerly end of the road. It appears that 
l)efore erecting his house he sent an engineer to the town engineer's 
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showed this representative the plans that had heen approved by the 
Board of Survey that clearly showed the grades that should be ob- 
served in the erection of buildings. It was quite evident from the talk 
of this representative with the Town Engineer that there was nothing 
about the plans that was obscure. When, how^ever, the building was 
erected, no attention was paid to these plans, but the building was 
built to satisfy the ideas of 'he owner. There are at the present time 
buildings along this road that represent an investment of more than 
$100,000 to their several owners. Other buildings are in contemplation. 
It seems unfair that one person should be able to withhold a much 
needed public improvement. We believe that the owner, who will 
not sign a waiver, has suffered no legal damage. We, therefore, 
recommend that Bay View drive be accepted as a public way as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with the plan made 
by W. W. Pratt, town engin-^er, and that the sum of S3, 500 be appro- 
priated therefor from the Excess and Deficienc}^ Fund to put it 
in condition for public travel. 

Article 23 We are informed by the Town Engineer that Stanley 
road has not been built to the grades established by the plans approved 
bv the Board of Survey. It is therefore not in a condition to be 
accepted as a public wav. We recommend, therefore, that action 
under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Art'cle 24. Much taxable property has been added to Common- 
wealth avenue during the past several years and is now in a condition 
to be accepted as a public way. We, therefore, recommend that Com- 
monwealth avenue be accepted as a public way as laid out by the 
Bo^rd of Selectmen in accordance with the plan made by W. W. 
Pratt, town engineer, and that the sum of $400 be appropriated there- 
for from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to put it in condition for 
publ'c travel: this vote to become effective as soon as the Board of 
Selectmen have obtained such waivers from all abutting owners as it 
deems necessary for the protection of the town. 

Article 25. Ocean avenue leads from Atlantic avenue to Phillips 
Beach. At present it is a private way, and the owners of property 
abutting thereon might have the powxr to exclude persons from using 
it m passing to and from the beach. No question of this nature has 
ever arisen between the public and the owners, and so far as we know, 
thf^re has never been any attempt to exclude the public from approach- 
ing the beach over this wav. We believe, however, that there should 
be no opportunity for this question to arise. We, therefore, recommend 
that Ocean avenue be accepted as a public way as laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen in accordance with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, 
town engineer; we further recommend that the Board of Selectmen 
be authorzed to make a contract in behalf of the town for building 
said road, and for the construction of necessary catch basins and 
o^her appurtenances in connection therewith, subject to the provisions 
of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts, and 
that for these purposes the sum of $3,500 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 26. Last year we carefully considered the acceptance of 
Prospect avenue and decided that it would be unwise to do so. There 
are no buildings upon the part of the way to be accepted. It consists 
o^ a piece of waste land running at a sharp grade to Pleasant street. 
We recommend that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 27. Minerva street is now in a condition to be accepted as 
a public way. We understand that all persons owning property on 
this street have signed ^nd delivered to the town waivers of all damages 
in the usual form. We recommend, therefore, that Minerva street 
be accepted as a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen 
in accordance w^'tli a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, 
dated January, 1927, and on file with the ofifice of the town clerk, 



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and that the sum of $470 be appropriated therefor from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund to put it in condition for public travel. 

Article 28. This is a short street running from the northerly 
side of Humphrey street to Kensington lane. We understand that no 
plan has been approved by the Board of Survey, nor has the street 
been laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the statutes. These steps must be taken before it can be 
reported to the town for acceptance. We recommend, therefore, that 
action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 29. In talking with the Board of Selectmen and the Sur- 
veyor of Highways it appears that the town has no further use for 
the stone crushing plant and boiler now located at the highway stable 
yard, and that in the opinion of these officials this equipment should 
be sold. We recommend that the Board of Selectmen and the Sur- 
veyor of Highways be authorized to sell the equipment described in 
this article subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
sale of property belonging to the town. 

Article 30. This road has been accepted by the town as a public 
way in connection with the building of the Stanley School. It now 
must be built. The Town Engineer estimates that the cost will be 
$6,000. We recommend, therefore, that the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to make a contract for the building of Whitman road sub- 
ject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and under specifications approved by the Div- 
ision of Highways of the Department of Public Works, and that the 
sum of $6,000 be appropriated and raised in the manner recommended 
in our report under Article 93. 

Article 32. The trouble described in this article arises in connec- 
tion with an open brook, the outlet of which becomes stopped. We 
recommend that this work be done under the direction of the Board 
of Selectmen and the Surveyor of Highways and that the sum of 
$475 be appropriated therefor in the manner following, namely: $165.12 
from the Humphrey street drain account and .S309.88 from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 33. It appears that water runs from the ledge adjoining 
the northerly side of Humphrey street in the vicinity of Millett road 
and settles upon the sidewalk and street causing much inconvenience 
to travelers. At a conference with the Board of the Selectmen and 
the Town Engineer no plan, however, was submitted to correct this 
trouble. We, therefore, recommend that further study be given to it, 
and that for the present further action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 34. A very large ledge projects into Buena Vista street. 
It is estimated that the cost of removing this ledge would be from 
$6,000 to $7,000. We do not believe that this work should be under- 
taken in one year, but do feel that a beginning should be made. We 
recommend, therefore, that the sum of $1,000 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to be used in removing so much of said 
ledge as ma3^ be possible by the expenditure of this sum, the work 
to be done under the direction of the Surveyor of Highways. 

Articles 35, 36, and 37. Articles relating to the matters covered by 
these articles appear in the warrant for the special town meeting. We, 
therefore, recommend that action under these articles be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 38. This work is recommended b}' the Water and Sewer- 
age Board and b}^ the Board of Health. We, therefore, recommend 
that a sewer be built in the streets named in this article, a distance 
of about 2,880 feet, under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board, in accordance with plans made by the town engineer, and 
subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $21,500 be appropriated 
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Article 39. This work is recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board and by the Board of Health. We, therefore, recommend 
that a sewer be built in the streets named in this article a distance of 
about 2,350 feet under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board, 
in accordance with plans made by the town engineer, and subject to 
the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding 
of contracts, and that the sum of $20,000 be appropriated and raised 
in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Article 40. This work is recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board and by the Board of Health. We, therefore, recommend 
that a sewer be built in the streets named in this article a distance 
of about 1,440 feet under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board, in accordance with plans made by the town engineer, and 
subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $12,000 be appropriated 
and raised in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Article 41. This work is recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board and by the Board of Health. We, therefore, recommend 
that a sewer be built in the streets named in this article a distance 
of about 7,250 feet under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board, in accordance with plans made by the town engineer, and 
subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $31,500 be appropriated 
and raised in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Article 42. We are informed by the W'ater and Sewerage Board 
that a large part of this sewer would have to be laid through unde- 
veloped land. The cost of the work would be $13,000. It is not recom- 
mended bv the Water and Sewerage Board nor by the Board of 
Health. We, therefore, recommend that action under this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Article 43. This work is recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board and by the Board of Health. We, therefore, recommend 
that a sewer be built in the streets named in this article a distance 
of about 450 feet under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board, in accordance with plans made by the town engineer, and 
subject to the provisions of the b^'-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $2,900 be appropriated and 
raised in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Article 44. We have talked with the proponent of this article 
and find that there is trouble with overflowing cesspools. We recom- 
mend, therefore that a sewer be built from Rockland street to King 
street under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board in ac- 
cordance with plans made by the Town Engineer and subject to the 
provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of 
contracts and that the sum of $2,200 be appropriated and raised there- 
for in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Articles 45 and 46. We are informed by the Water and Sewerage 
Board that there are no completed houses on the streets described 
in these articles. We recommend, therefore, that action under these 
articles be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 47. This sewer would have to pass through a large stretch 
of undeveloped land. The cost would be substantial. It is not re- 
commended by the Water and Sewerage Board. We, therefore, re- 
commend that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 48. The Water and Sewerage Board does not recommend 
this work. Easements through private land would have to be taken. 
We recommend, therefore, that action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 49. This work is recommended by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board. Last year this brook was covered from the railroad to 
Essex street and $13,000 was appropriated therefor. The purpose of 
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280 feet. We. therefore, recommend that the Water and Sewerage- 
Board be authorized to make a contract in behalf of the town for the 
extension of Kings Beach Culvert to Cherry street, a distance of 
about 280 feet, in accordance with plans and specifications made by 
W. W. Pratt, town engineer; that all necessary easements be obtained 
without the payment of any money; that all property owners sign waiver? 
releasing the town from an}- damage that may be done; and that the 
sum of $2,800. be appropriated and raised in the manner recommended 
in our report under Article 93. 

Article 50. Much of the work described in this article would have 
to be done on private property. It would be largely for the benefit 
of such owners, and the town therefore would expect a substantial 
contribution from them to\vards the cost of the work. We have 
not had sufficient time to examine the subject carefully, and therefore 
recommend that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 52. The laying of this v/ater main is recommended by 
the Water and Sewerage Board. We recommend that a six inch 
water main be laid in Allan road a distance of about 650 feet from 
Humphrey street, and that the sum of SI. 250 be approoriated therefor 
from the Water Ava-lable Surplus, said work to be done under the 
direction of the Water and Sewerage Board and subject to the pro- 
visions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of con- 
tracts, but on the condition that the Town Engineer shall certify in 
v^riting to the Board of Selectmen that said street conforms in line 
and grade with the plan approved by the Board of Survey; that all 
abutters shall sien an pgreement to pay six per cent interest on the 
investment until the water rates of the users equal the interest thereon: 
and that proper waivers, w'ithout the payment of any money, shall be 
obtained from all abutters if in the judgment of the Water and Sewer- 
age Board \taivers are necessary for the protection of the town. 

Article 53. The laying of this water is recommended by the Water 
and Sewerage Board. We recommend that a six inch water main be 
laid in Stanley road a distance of about 580 feet from Humphrey street 
and that the sum of SI. 225 be appropriated therefor from the Water 
Available Surplus, said work to be done under the direction of the 
Water and Sewerage Board, and subject to the provisions of the by- 
laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts, and subject, 
also, to the conditions contained in the recommendation under Ar- 
ticle 52. 

Article 54. We recommend that a six inch water main be laid in 
Dal*^ street a distance of about 590 feet and that the sum of $1,270 
be appropriated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, said work 
to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board and 
subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and subiect also to the conditions contained in 
the recommendation under Article 52. 

Article 55. We recommend that a six inch water main be laid in 
Nason road a distance of 2*^0 ^eet and that the sum of $425 be appro- 
priated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, sa'd work to be 
done under the direction of +he Water and Sewerage Board and subject 
to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding 
of contracts, and subiect al«o to the conditions contained in the recom- 
mendation under Article 52. 

Article 56. We recommend that a six inch water main be laid in 
Hamoshire street a distance of about 285 feet, and that the sum of 
$1,325 be appropriated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, 
said work to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, and subiect also to the conditions 
contained in the recommendation under Article 52. 

Article 57. We recommend that a six-inch water main be laid in 
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be appropriated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, said work 
to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board and 
>ubject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and subject also to the conditions contained in 
the recommendation under Article 52. 

Article 59. We recommend that action under this article be in- 
definitely postponed. 

Artxle 60. This article seeks the addition of two patrolmen to 
the Police Department. In conferring with the Board of Selectmen 
and the Chief of Police it appeared that parts of the town during 
the night arc without proper police protection. The addition of one 
permanent man to the force would permit the splitting of certain 
routes, and would make it possible for certain parts of the town to be 
more frequently patrolled. The budget of this Department is now 
nearly §40,000. We are reluctant to recommend anything that will 
increase the fixed expense of this Department. We appreciate, how- 
ever, that all parts of the town are entitled to police protection, and 
believe that this can be accomplished by the addition of one permanent 
patrolman. We, therefore, recommend that the Board of Selectmen 
be authorized to add one permanent patrolman to the Police Depart- 
ment to become effective May 1, 1930, and that for this purpose the 
sum of $1,200 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 62. This article relates to the exchange of tw'o Ford Road- 
sters that have been used by the Police Department, for one Ford 
Sedan. These automobiles have been run more than 50,000 miles, and 
are in bad condition. To continue the^'r use would mean constant 
expense for repairs. We recommend, therefore, that the Chief of 
Police be authorized to exchange these two Ford Roadsters for one 
Ford Sedan, and to pay in addition the sum of S175 which w^e re- 
commend be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 63. In 1925 a Studebaker touring car w^as purchased for 
the Police Department. This car has been in constant use by the 
Department since that time, and we are informed that it is now in a 
condition where it is not safe to operate. The Chief suggests that it 
be exchanged for a new car, and that the sum of $1,200 be appro- 
priated for this purpose. It is not necessary to have a high powered 
automobile for this Department. We recommend that the Chief of 
Police be authorized to purchase a new automobile, of the sedan type, 
to accommodate five persons; to turn in the Studebaker car as part of 
the purchase price thereof; that the sum of $1,000 be appropriated 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to pay the remainder; and that 
said exchange and purchase be subject to the provisions of the by-laws 
relating to the making and awarding of contracts. 

Article 64. We recommend that the Board of Fire Engineers be 
authorized to install a fire alarm box at the corner of Berkshire street 
and Parad'se road and that the sum of $180 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 65. We recommend that the Board of Fire Engineers be 
authorized to purchase and install a fire alarm box at the corner of 
Humphrey street and Hemenway road and that the sum of $150 be 
appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 66. We recommend that the Board of Fire Engineers be 
authorized to dispose of the old service car as a part payment on 
another automobile to take its place. We are informed by the En- 
gineers that no appropriation of money will be required. 

Article 67. We recommend that the Board of Fire Engineers be 
authorized to purchase five hundred feet of 2^ inch hose and that the 
sum of $500 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency- 
Fund. 

Article 68. We recommend that new batteries be installed at the 
Central Fire station for the fire alarm system and that the sum of 
$400 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 



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Article 69. This article relates to the appropriation of $5,000 to 
continue the work of placing underground certain cables in connection 
with our fire alarm system. Last year a similar amount was appro- 
priated, and the work was done from the Phillips Beach Chemical 
House to Phillips Corner. It is intended this year to extend the work 
to Ingalls terrace. We recommend that this work be done under the 
direction of the Board of Fire Engineers and subject to the provisions 
of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts, and 
that $5,000 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. 

Article 71. The purpose of this article is to increase the salaries 
of the members of the Fire Department. The country for the past 
several months has been passing through a period of serious business 
depression and much unemployment has resulted. The average yearly 
wages of those employed in the industries of the City of Lynn during 
^ 1929 was about $1,300. The members of this Department receive 
salaries that are greater, in most instances, than those paid to school 
teachers. After they are appointed, their position is secure. Nor need 
they have any particular worry for the future, because that is safe- 
guarded by a pension system to which they in no way contribute, 
although school teachers and employees of the U. S. Mail Service 
have to contribute substantially to their pension fund. The town has 
accepted all the progressive laws passed by the Legislature reducing 
fire hazards. Nevertheless, we are spending upon this Department a 
sum of money that far exceeds the amount spent by other communities 
having far greater risks. Taking into consideration the general business 
conditions, and the security of the employment of these men, we feel 
that they are fairly paid. We recommend, therefore, that action under 
this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Articles 72, 73 and 74. These articles concern the erection of a 
new high school building. The report submitted by the High School 
Building Committee thereunder recommends the appropriation of $500,- 
000 for this purpose. Our present borrowing capacity within the debt 
limit on January 1, 1930, was $184,568.58. It will be necessary, there- 
fore, to borrow this money outside of our debt limit. This would 
require a special act of the Legislature. It is the custom in passing 
such acts to insert a provision requiring municipalities to appropriate 
from the tax levy a sum equal to ten per cent of the amount authorized 
by the act. This would mean that we would be required to appropriate 
$50,000 from the tax levy of the present year and to borrow the remain- 
der, viz. ,$450,000 on fifteen notes of $30,000 each, payable annually and 
bearing interest at the rate of about four per cent, per annum. 

We still owe $268,000 on school buildings. If a new high school 
building is erected $450,000 would have to be borrowed as hereinbefore 
stated and our entire debt for school buildings would then be $718,000. 

The budget for the School Committee in 1928 was $156,000. This 
year it will be $178,000, an increase of more than $22,000 in three 
years. This budget will increase each year and very shortly we will 
be appropriating more than $200,000 annually for this purpose alone. 
If a new high school is built as recommended by the Building Com- 
mittee, an annual appropriation of more than a quarter of a million 
dollars must be made to care for the liquidation of all outstanding 
loans on our school buildings, including the new high school, and to 
provide for the current expenses of the schools. This sum would 
represent about one half of our present tax rate of $24. The annual 
cost of maintaining a building of the type proposed would be large. 
We believe that the erection of such a building and the subsequent 
cost of maintenance, would substantially increase our tax rate. We 
believe that these facts should be brought to the attention of the 
meeting before entering upon the consideration of a project that in- 
volves the expenditure of more than $500,000. 



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Objections have been made to the location recommended by the 
Building Committee. This is Phillips Park Playground, so called, 
which was acquired by the town some years ago. It is said that this 
is not sufficiently near the center of the school population of the town. 
The records of the School Department show that 1,082 pupils live west 
of the present high school building and 492 pupils east of this building. 
From this it seems clear that the location is not near the center of 
the school population of the town. While it will serve conveniently 
pupils living in the easterly and central parts of the town, it will be 
very inconvenient for those who live along Essex street and the streets 
adjacent thereto. The Building Committee in making the selection 
confined its choice to parcels of land located in the vicinity of this 
playground. Evidently no thought was given to locations nearer the 
westerly or upper part of the town. It is presumed that in making 
its selection the Committee was actuated by a desire to refrain from 
taking a site that would involve the destruction of taxable property. 
Generally speaking, this is commendable. We believe, however, that 
other features should be considered, and that an important one is the 
establishment of the school at a point that is near the center of the 
school population. In this respect we believe that the site selected is 
not a good one. 

It has also been urged that the location itself is not suitable for 
a building of this character. When this land was acquired for play- 
ground purposes it was a swamp. Since then much filling has been 
dumped upon it under the direction of the Park Commissioners, but 
it is still a swamp during certain parts of the year. A great deal of 
additional filling must be added before it can be suitable for all of the 
uses of the school. While the report submitted by the Building Com- 
mittee gives the impression that an athletic field will be built from the 
appropriation, nevertheless, in conferring with the Committee, it was 
made very clear to us that no part of this appropriation is to be used 
on any part of this field, except a small sum for the erection of wooden 
bleachers. This means that the town will have to expend a very large 
sum of money in filling the land so that it will be available for all 
of the uses of this school. We believe that the preparation of an 
athletic field as indicated by the Building Committee in its report, and 
also the supplying of necessary filling for this land in order to eliminate 
the presence of water during certain parts of the year would add 
greatly to the cost of this enterprise. In other words, we believe that 
the sum of $500,000 recommended by the Building Committee will be 
inadequate for all the purposes outlined in its report. 

This land was acquired by the town in 1913 at a cost of $3,900. 
Since then a large sum has been spent for filling under the direction 
of the Park Commissioners, and the land now represents an expenditure 
of about $23,000. It was acquired for playground purposes. It is the 
only spot in the easterly part of the town that can be used for such 
purposes. While the school will not occupy the entire plot, never- 
theless, the presence of such a building on a playground will materially 
affect its character. It will cease to be regarded as a playground, and 
will be looked upon as a part of the school yard. The fact that it 
will pass from the control of the Park Commissioners to the School 
Committee will substantially and materially change its legal Ftatus, 
In other words, it will cease legally to be a playground. 

A playground is established not for today only, but for the future, 
in anticipation of the increase in population and the resulting congested 
conditions. The wisdom of acquiring this land for these purposes will 
be more apparent as the years pass. 

Should we then divert any part of this land from the use for which 
it was originally acquired? This, we believe, is a question worthy of 
consideration. 

The present high school building is located in a quiet part of the 
town. It is fairly centrally situated. 



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There is some congestion in the school. At times some pupils 
have to study in rooms where recitat'ons are in progress. This, 
however, is not a serious objection. In fact it may be an advantage, 
since it accustoms the pupils to do work under conditions with which 
they will be confronted when they leave school and enter upon their 
life's work. 

The growth of this school has been slow. It appears from the 
records of the School Department that in the fall of 1925, for instance, 
122 pupils entered the High School. The superintendent ©f schools 
believes that in the fall of 1930, 140 to 150 pupils will enter. Assuming 
that 150 pupils will enter, this means that in five years there will be 
an increase of only 28 pupils entering this school; an average of about 
five pupils for each 3^ear. Not all of those who enter, however, 
graduate. The class, for instance, that graduates this year entered in 
1927, with 115 pupils. Only 77 will graduate; many pupils, for various 
reasons, leave school before the completion of their course. The slow 
growth of this school indicates that there will be no serious congestion 
for some time. In view of this slow growth, there seems to be no 
reason for haste in planning the erection of a building to accommodate 
from 500 to 600 pupils. It would seem that many years would pass 
before this number would be reached. 

If, however, it is felt that more space in the building should be 
provided, there are more than 34,000 square feet in the rear of the 
present school suitable for building purposes. This is nearly three 
times the area of the land upon which the present building is located. 
In other words, this land would permit the erection of a building very 
much larger than the present building. There is, therefore, no reason 
for taking any land along Greenwood avenue, as the Building Com- 
mittee suggests, unless there is a desire to spend money extravagantly. 
Provision need not be made for athletic grounds. We have already 
acquired and developed three places for such purposes, namely, Phillips 
Park, Leon E. Abbott Park, and Jackson Park. 

If a new school is erected, the present building will be abandoned, 
since there will be no use to which it can be put. This will mean 
that it will have to be demolished, because it would soon become a 
nuisance in the neighborhood if it were permitted to stand. The 
town still owes $12,000 upon the additions that were built to it in 1916. 
We have recently abandoned another school building upon which we 
owe about $12,000. Before these loans are paid the interest charge 
will bring the sum to $30,000 or more. A speculative builder might 
not hesitate in scrapping buildings with substantial loans upon them. 
A town, however, has to pay its bills from the earnings of its tax 
payers. They would be justified in believing that this was a wasteful 
expenditure of their money. In this connection it must be remembered 
that Swampscott is not a town of wealthy individual residents. It is 
composed largely of persons in moderate circumstances. It begins 
each fiscal year with unpaid taxes amounting to $90,000. This means 
that the taxes on about $4,000,000 worth of property have not been 
paid. This shows that many tax payers are having difficulty in meeting 
their public obligations. 

There is a feeling, too, that before entering upon this project 
careful study should be made as to the kind of a high school we 
should have. Should we, for instance, devote more time to subjects 
of vocational training, or should these subjects be discontinued? Should 
changes be made in the curriculum? Is it not important to study 
these matters before we plan the erection of a luxurious school? 

We believe that the feature to be emphasized in our schools is 
the employment of well equipped and well prepared teachers. Two 
years ago the Finance Committee felt that this was a pressing need 
and accordingly made provision in the budget of the school committee 
for an amount that would permit the employment of teachers of this 
character. Our recommendations in this respect were adopted by the 



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town, and since then several superior teachers have been employed. 
We are now in a fortunate position. Our tax rate is low. We have 
not encumbered the town with expensive and luxurious buildings. We 
are, therefore, in a position to use our resources in the employment 
of well equipped teachers. This requires money. Teachers of the 
Cit}^ of Boston have received no increase in their salaries for five years. 
When they recently made a request for an increase, they were told 
by the School Committee that the city was behind in its building pro- 
gram. Their request was accordingly refused. 

When it becomes known that Swampscott desires to employ well 
equipped teachers and is able and willing to pay a fair salary to obtain 
them, there will be no difficulty in getting the best. On the other 
hand, if we erect an expensive high school, thus encumbering ourselves 
with a large debt, our ability to employ superior teachers will be 
seriously affected. It will not only mean that we will be burdened with 
the debt incident to the erection of a school, but the expense of its 
maintenance from year to year will be very large. A costly building 
always invites unnecessary and expensive activities. Very shortly we 
would be deluged with requests for the employment of deans, psycholo- 
gists, coaches, assistant coaches, secretaries, and last, but not least, 
surveyors from Columbia or some other university. 

We should be careful to avoid this situation. A high school 
building of the character that has been planned by the Building Com- 
mittee w^ould be a decoration to the town, but it would be an expensive 
decoration. It would not in itself improve the quality of our school 
system; on the contrary we believe that the cost of its erection and its 
subsequent maintenance might result in seriously crippling our ability 
to provide and maintain a strong system of education. 

The town undoubtedly will require additional accommodations for 
its high school in the near future, but we believe that other features 
of our school system should first receive attent^'on. We have men- 
tioned one; the strengthening of our teaching staff. We believe, too, 
that the town should proceed cautiously before entering upon a project 
involving the expenditure of such a large sum of money. We feel 
that the School Committee particularly should devote more study to 
the subject, in order to be in a position to determine whether the town 
shall continue the kind of a high school that it has heretofore main- 
tained, or whether changes should be made therein. In other words we 
believe that much will be gained, and that our money will be more 
prudently spent, by deferring the project. 

For the foregoing reasons, we recommend that action under these 
articles be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 75. We have considered this article and feel that it would 
be improper to have the matters covered by it examined in the first 
instance by the Finance Committee. We believe, however, that further 
study should be made of the present high school building. We, there- 
fore, recommend that a committee be appointed by the moderator con- 
sisting of one representative from each precinct and one voter, to study 
the present high school building to determine whether it can be 
efficiently used for high school needs by making changes therein and 
additions thereto, and that the sum of $500 be appropriated from the 
tax levy of the current year for the use of this committee. 

Article 76. We recommend that the sum of $3,986 be appropri- 
ated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund for repairs upon the Hadley, 
Clarke and ^lachon Schools, including the cost of a bond of $59, to 
be expended under the direction of the School Committee, subiect to 
the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of 
contracts. 

Article 77. We recommend that the sum of $1,000 be appropri- 
ated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to be expended under the 
direction of the School Committee in the development of the grounds 
about the Machon School and subject to the provisions of the by-laws 
relating to the making and awarding of contracts. 



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[Dec. 31 



Article 78, The purpose of this article is to erect a substantial wire 
fence in connection with the Stanley School. We believe that a fence 
of this character would be useful. It is estimated that the cost will 
be §1,000. We, therefore, recommend that a wire fence about 610 
feet long and about 6 feet high be built along the rear boundary line 
and also along the Orchard road side of the lot upon which the School 
is located, and that the sum of $1,000 be appropriated therefor from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund to be expended under the direction of the 
School Committee subject to the provision of the bj'-laws relating to 
the making and awarding of contracts. 

Article 79. For some time the Library building has been inad- 
equate for its needs. This condition was brought to our attention last 
year by the Trustees, and we recommended that they devote further 
study to it; this recommendation was adopted by the town. 

When the building was erected the top floor was left unfinished. 
It is still in a rough state. The Trustees in their report recommend 
that this part of the building be finished to be used for a children's 
room. This will relieve the lower part of the Library, and will permit 
its use exclusively for adult persons. 

The Trustees also reconmiend that an addition be built to the 
Library in the rear. The cost of this work would be in the vicinity of 
$30,000. There are so many other projects that demand attention 
that we feel no provision should be made for this improvement at 
this time, although we believe that the Library is inadequate tor the 
growing needs of the town. 

The estimated cost of finishing the attic is $7,500. These figures 
were submitted b}' Mr. Thomas B. Epps, a resident of Swampscott, 
who is associated with the firm of architects who planned and super- 
vised the erection of the building. We believe that the expenditure of 
this money will correct man}^ of the present objectionable conditions 
at the Library. We recommend, therefore, the appropriation of $7,500 
from the tax levy to be expended under the direction of the Trustees 
of the Public Library in accordance with plans made by Thomas B. 
Epps. architect, and in pursuance of the provisions of the by-laws re- 
lating to the making and awarding of contracts. 

Article 82. We understand that this subject is still being discussed 
and feel, therefore, that no action should be taken by the town at this 
time. We recommend, therefore, that action under this article be in- 
definitely postponed. 

Article 83. W^e have conferred with the Board of Selectmen, con- 
cerning this article. We recommend that a committee consisting of 
Dr. Howard K. Glidden, the proponent of the Article, and one repre- 
sentative from each precinct, be appointed by the moderator for the 
purpose of considering the advisability of recommending a change in 
our form of government that w^ould involve a provision for a town 
manager and that this committee submit its report to the annual meet- 
ing for 1931. 

Article 86. It appears that Leon E. Abbott Park has never been 
formally dedicated. It seems fitting that this should be done. We, 
therefore, recommend that the Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with 
a committee of four to be selected by Leon E. Abbott Post 57 of the 
American Legion, arrange appropriate exercises for this purpose, to 
be held at a time wlicn the i)ublic may conveniently attend, and that 
the sum of S32S be a])i~)ropriated tlicrefor from tlic Excess and De- 
ficiency Fund. 

Article 87. The expense of erecting fences along the sidewalk lines 
of all playgrounds in the town would be large, and the cost of main- 
tenance thereafter would be substantial. We can see no good to be 
accomplished by the erection of such fences. We recommend, there- 
fore, that action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 90. An addition has been ])uilt to the Essex County Tuber- 
culosis Hospital under authorization of .in act of the Legislature, and 



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the sum of $3,615.64 has been duly apportioned to Swampscott as its 
share of the cost. We. therefore, recommend that the sum of $3,615.64 
be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 91. We recommend that $1,000 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund for the observance of the Fourth of July, 
to be expended under the direction of three voters to be appointed by 
the moderator. 

Article 92. Arthur C. Lewis contends that the town owes him 
some money by reason of his over-payment of a tax assessed on cer- 
tain property. The amount involved is $27.18. Althought the sum is 
small, much investigation would be necessary to determine whether 
the town is legally liable for the payment of this money. It would 
take a great deal of time to settle a matter of this nature and we 
therefore recommend that it be referred to the town counsel for in- 
vestigation, and if he determines that Mr. Lewis is legally entitled to 
be paid said sum of $27.18 then upon his report in writing to the 
Board of Selectmen we recommend that said Board be authorized to 
pay said amount upon the execution and delivery of a proper release 
by Mr. Lewis; said sum to be paid from the Selectmen's Contingent 
Fund. 



Respectfully submitted. 



JAMES W. SANTRY, Chairman, 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
LEROY S. AUSTIN, 



PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
DONALD REDFERN, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 



RALPH H. CARY, 



Finance Committee. 



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TRANSFERS 
From Excess and Deficiency Fund 

New Street Construction : $6,000.00 

New Sewer Construction ... 6,000.00 

Culverts Salem Street 2,500.00 

Palmer's Pond Drain 2,600.00 

Fence Essex Street . 300.00 

Highway Buildings 2,500.00 

Barnstable Street 1,000.00 

Plymouth Avenue :. 400.00 

Bay View Drive 3,500.00 

Commonwealth Avenue 400.00 

Ocean Avenue 3,500.00 

Minerva Street 470.00 

Roy Street Drain 309.88 

Ledge Buena Vista Street 1,000.00 

Police 1,200.00 

Police — Exchange of Ford - 175.00 

Police — Exchange of Studebaker 1,000.00 

Fire Alarm Box, Berkshire Street 180.00 

Fire Alarm Box, Hemenway Road 150.00 

New Hose - 500.00 

Fire Alarm Batteries 400.00 

Fire Alarm Extension 5,000.00 

Schools Repairs 3,986.00 

Development of School Grounds 1,000.00 

Stanley School Fence 1,000.00 

Dedication, Abbott Park 325.00 

T. B. Hospital Addition 3,615.64 

Fourth of July 1,000.00 



Total $50,011.52 

Transfer from Humphrey Street Drain 

Roy Street Drain §165.12 

Transfer from Emergency Sewer Fund 

New Sewer Construction $22,200,00 

Transfer from Water Available Surplus 

Allan Road Water Main $1,250.00 

Stanley Road Water Main . 1,225.00 

Dale Street Water Main 1,270.00 

Nason Road Water Main 425.00 

Hampshire Street Water Main 1,325.00 

Charlotte Road Water Main 790.00 



$6,285.00 

Bonded Articles 

New Sewer Construction $72,000.00 

New Street Construction 16,000.00 



$88,000.00 

Estimated Receipts Water Department 

Water $60,113.75 

Emergency Water 2,500.00 



$62,613.75 



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Voted, Article 4. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That no changes be made in the salaries of the town officials for 
the ensuing year, except those of the members of the Board of Regis- 
trars of Voters, that the salaries of each of the members of this board 
be increased $50. 

Voted, Article 7. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted, Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the item for "water" of $60,113.75 and also the item for 
"emergency water" of $2,500 under the headings of "Enterprises," be 
taken from the estimated receipts of the Water Departrnent for the 
current year. For the purchase of new equipment for the Highway 
Department: gasoline pump at an estimated cost of $500; a catch basin 
cleaner at an estimate cost of $4,500; an oil burner tar kettle at an 
estimated cost of $300; the cost of said articles aggregating $5,300. 

Voted, that the following amounts be appropriated for the various 
departments for the ensuing year. (Unanimous). 



General Government 



Legislative 
Selectmen 

Selectmen's contingent fund 

Accounting 

Treasury 

Certification of notes and bonds 
Collector of Taxes 
Assessors 
Town Clerk 

Election and Registration 

Engineering 

Town Hall 

Town Hall repairs 

Law 

Board of Appeals 



$550.00 
3,700.00 

500.00 
2,730.00 
2,353.00 
1,000.00 
3,479.50 
5,200.00 

866.00 
2,903.00 
7,000.00 
4,300.00 
3,000.00 
2,000.00 

250.00 



Protection of Persons and Property 



Police 

Fire 

Moth 

Tree Warden 

Forest Warden 

Inspector of Buildings 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



$35,971.50 
40,840.00 
4,673.00 
3,550.00 
200.00 
1,250.00 
555.00 



Health and Sanitation 



Health 
Dental clinic 
Health nurse 
Cleaning beaches 
Refuse and Garbage 
Health dumps 
Sewers 

Particular sewers 
Brooks 

Emergency sewers 



$9,220.00 
1,200.00 
1,350.00 
1,250.00 

12.865.00 
1,700.00 

10,365.00 
1,000.00 
500.00 
1,500.00 



Highways 



Highway administration 
Highway 
Seal coating 
Street construction 



$2,900.00 
45,050.00 
5,000.00 
3,000.00 



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Street watering and oiling 4,000.00 

Sidewalks and curbing 4,000.00 

Snow and ice 6,000.00 

New equipment 5,300.00 

Continuous sidewalks 10,000.00 

Lighting streets 24,302.00 

Charities 

Public Welfare $11,000.00 

Soldiers' Relief 7,261.77 

State Aid 500.00 

Military Aid 480.00 

Pensions 5,677.80 

Burnett fund 132.00 

Schools and Libraries 

Schools $178,866.35 

Library 10,525.00 
Traveling expenses of Supt. of Schools outside State 100.00 

Recreation and Unclassified 

Parks $8,500.00 

Subordinate officials 630.00 

Memorial Day 500.00 

Firemen's Memorial Day 200.00 

Heat and Light, G. A. R., and V. F. W. hall 750.00 

District nurse 300.00 

Legion lease 1,350.00 

Trust fund custodian's bond 40.00 

Reserve fund 5,000.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,256.77 

Insurance 5,404.07 

Care of prisoners 100.00 

Veterans' exemption 50.00 

Unpaid bills 3,597.36 

Enterprises 

Water $60,113.75 

Cemetery 4,678.00 

Emergency water 2,500.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest on loans in anticipation of revenue $10,000.00 

Interest on general debt 22,324.75 

Interest on sewer bonds 5,906.50 

Interest on tuberculosis hospital bonds 1,800.00 

General debt maturing 46,443.45 

Sewer bonds maturing 14,850.00 

Tuberculosis Hospital maturing 4,000.00 

Agency 

Tuberculosis Hospital maintenance $5,587.89 



Voted, Article 9. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That a resurfacing of 
bituminous macadam be laid in that part of Phillips avenue from 
Atlantic avenue to Plummer avenue in accordance with specifications 
approved by the Division of Highways of the Department of Public 
Works of the Commonwealth and that the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to make, sign and deliver a contract, in behalf of the town 
therefor subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making 
and awarding of contracts, and that for this purpose the sum of $16,000 
be appropriated and raised in the manner recommended in our report 
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Voted, Article 10. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations that the Board of Selectmen 
at the proper time plan a conference with the state and county officials 
to obtain contributions from these sources towards the cost of the 
work, and that further action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 11. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That repairs be made 
along that part of Humphrey street between Commonwealth avenue 
and Glen road under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, the 
Surveyor of Highways and one voter of the town appointed by the 
Moderator, who shall make a contract in behalf of the town for the 
doing of this work subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating 
to the making and awarding of contracts and that for this purpose 
the sum of $10,000 be appropriated from the tax levy for the current 
year. (Unanimous) 

Voted, Article 12. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 13. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That this work be done 
under the direction of the Surveyor of Highways, and that the sum 
of $2,500 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Articles 14 and 15 be taken up together. 

Voted, Articles 14 and 15. To accept the report of the Finance 
Committee and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the 
Board of Selectmen be authorized to make a contract in behalf of the 
town and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts to remedy the conditions described 
in these articles by laying drains in accordance with plans and specifica- 
tions made 1)y the town engineer: That all easements in connection 
with said work be obtained before any obligations are incurred, and 
without the payment of any money therefor, and that for this work 
the sum of $7,300 be appropriated and raised in the manner recom- 
mended in our report under Article 93. (Unanimous) 

Voted, Article 16. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, viz: That the pipe drain to Palmer's 
Pond be enlarged and that three manholes be built, and that a tidegate 
be located at the outlet to said pond; that said work be done under the 
direction of the Board of Selectmen and the Surveyor of Highways 
and that for this purpose the sum of $2,600 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 17. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That such a fence be 
built under the direction of the Surveyor of Highways and that the 
sum of S300 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. 

Voted, Article 19. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, viz: That $2,500 be appropriated 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to be expended under the 
direction of the Surveyor of Highw^ays, subject to the provisions of 
the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts ^ for 
the purpose of repairing the old buildings in the stable yard of High- 
way Department and the closing of entrances in connection therewith. 

Voted, Article 20. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That Barnstable street as l?id out 
by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with the plan made by W. 
W. Pratt, town engineer, be accepted as a public way, and that $1,000 
be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to put it in 
condition for public travel. 

Voted, Article 21. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
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as a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance 
with the plan miade by W. W. Pratt, town en^^^neer, and that $400 be 
appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to put it in con- 
dition for public travel. 

Voted, Article 22, To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, viz: That Bay View drive be ac- 
cepted as a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in 
accordance with the plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and 
that the sum of $3,500 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund to put it in condition for public travel. 

Voted, Article 23. Action under this article indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 24. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That Commonwealth avenue be 
accepted as a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in 
accordance with the plan made by W. W. Pratt, town eng^ineer, and 
that the sum of $400 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund to put it in condition for public travel; this vote to 
become effective as soon as the Selectmen have obtained such waiver? 
from all abutting owners as it deems necessary for the protection of 
the town. 

Voted, Article 25. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That Ocean avenue be accepted as 
a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with 
a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, that the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to make a contract in behalf of the town for 
building said road, and for the construction of necessary catch basins 
and other appurtenances in connection therewith subject to the pro- 
visions of the b3-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts, 
and that for this purpose the sum of $3,500 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 26. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 27. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That Minerva street 
be accepted as a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen 
in accordance with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, dated 
January 1927. and on file with the office of the Town Clerk, and that 
the sum of $470 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and De- 
ficiency Fund to put it in condition for public travel. 

Voted, Article 28. Action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted, Article 29. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follow^s: That the Board of 
Selectmen and the Surveyor of Highways be authorized to sell the 
equipment described in this article subject to the provisions of the 
by-laws relating to the sale of property belonging to the town. 

Voted, Article 30. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to make a contract for the building of Whit- 
man road subject to the provis^'ons of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, and under specifications approved 
by the Division of Highways of the Department of Public Works, and 
that the sum of $6,000 be appropriated and raised in the manner in 
our report under Article 93. (Unanimous) 

Voted, Article 32. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That this work be done 
tinder the direction of the Board of Selectmen and the Surveyor of 
Highways and that the sum of $475 be appropriated therefor in the 
manner following, namely: $165.12 from the Humphrey street drain 
account and $309.88 from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 33. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
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c^iven to it, and that for the present action under this article be in- 
definitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 34. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the sum of $1,000 
be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to be used in 
removing so much of said ledge as may be possible by the expenditure 
of this sum, the work to be done under the direction of the Surveyor 
of Highways. 

Voted, Articles 35, 36 and 37 to be taken up together. 

Voted, Articles 35, 36 and 37. Action under these articles be in- 
definitely postponed. 

Voted, Articles 38 to 50 inclusive. To accept the reports of the 
Finance Committee and adopt their recommendations on these articles 
as follows: 

Article 38. That a sewer be built in the streets named in this 
article a distance of about 2,880 feet under the direction of the Water 
and Sewerage Board in accordance with plans made by the town en- 
gineer, and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts and that the sum of $21,500 be 
appropriated and raised in the manner recommended in our report 
under Article 93. 

Article 39. That a sewer be built in the street named in this article 
a distance of about 2,350 feet under the direction of the Water and 
Sewerage Board in accordance with plans made by the town engineer, 
and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making 
and awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $20,000 be appropriated 
and raised in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Article 40. That a sewer be built in the streets named in this 
article a distance of about 1,440 feet under the direction of the Water 
and Sewerage Board in accordance with plans made by the town en- 
gineer, and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $12,000 be 
appropriated and raised in the manner recommended in our report 
under Article 93. 

Article 41. That a sewer be built in the streets named in this 
article a distance of about 7,250 feet under the direction of the Water 
and Sewerage Board in accordance with plans made by the town 
engineer, and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $31,500 be 
appropriated and raised in the manner recommended in our report 
under Article 93. 

Article 42. Action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 43. That a sewer be built in the streets named in this 
article a distance of about 450 feet under the direction of the Water 
and Sewerage Board, in accordance with plans made by the town en- 
gineer, and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, and that the sum of $2,900 be 
appropriated and raised in the manner recommended in our report 
under Article 93. 

Article 44. That a sewer be built from Rockland street to King 
street under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board in ac- 
cordance with plans made by the town engineer, and subject to the 
provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of 
contracts and that the sum of $2,200 be appropriated and raised therefor 
in the manner recommended in our report under Article 93. 

Articles 45 and 46. Action under these articles be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Article 47. Action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 48. Action under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 49. That the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to 
make a contract in behalf of the town for the extension of Kings Beach 
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with plans and specifications made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, 
that all necessary easements be obtained without the payment of any 
money; that all property owners sign waivers releasing the town 
from any damage that may be done; and that the sum of $2,800 be 
appropriated and raised in the manner recommended in our report 
under Article 93. 

Article 50. Action under this article be indefiniteh' postponed. 
Carried by more than two-thirds majority, one voting in the negative. 

Voted, Articles 52 to 57 inclusive be taken up together. 

Voted, Articles 52 to 57 inclusive. To accept the reports of the 
Finance Committee and adopt their recommendations on these articles 
as follows: 

Article 52. That a six inch water main be laid in Allan road a 
distance of about 650 feet from Humphrey street and that the sum of 
$1,250 be appropriated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, 
said work to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, but on the condition that the town 
engineer shall certify in writing to the Board of Selectmen that said 
street conforms in line and grade with the plan approved by the Board 
of Survey. That all abutters shall sign an agreement to pay six per 
cent, interest on the investment until the water rates of the users equal 
the interest thereon, and that proper waivers, without the payment of 
any money, shall be obtained from all abutters if in the judgment of 
the Water and Sewerage Board waivers are necessary for the protection 
of the town. 

Article 53. That a six inch water main be laid in Stanley road 
a distance of about 580 feet from Humphrey street and that the sum 
of $1,225 be appropriated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, 
said work to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage 
Board and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts, and subject also to the conditions 
contained in the recommendation under Article 52. 

Article 54. That a six inch water main be laid in Dale street a 
distance of about 590 feet and that the sum of $1,270 be appropriated 
therefor from the Water Available Surplus, said work to be done under 
the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board and subject to the 
provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of 
contracts, and subject also to the conditions contained In the recom- 
mendation under Article 52. 

Article 55. That a six inch water main be laid in Nason road a 
distance of 200 feet and that the sum of $425 be appropriated from the 
Water Available Surplus, said work to be done under the direction 
of the Water and Sewerage Board and subject to the provisions of the 
by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts, and subject 
also to the conditions contained in the recommendations under Ar- 
ticle 52. 

Article 56. That a six inch water main be laid in Humphrey 
street a distance of about 285 feet and that the sum of $1,325 be 
appropriated therefor from the Water Available Surplus, said work 
to be done under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board and 
subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts, and subject also to the conditions contained 
in the recommendations under Article 52. 

Article 57. Tliat a six inch water main be laid in Charlotte road 
a distance of about 225 feet and that the sum of $790 be appropriated 
therefor from the Water Available Surplus, said work to be done 
under the direction of the Water and Sewerage Board and subject to 
the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding 
of contracts, and subject also to the conditions contained in the recom- 
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Voted, Article 59. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Under Article 60, an amendment to the Finance Committee report 
was lost namely: "That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to add 
two permanent patrolmen to the Police Department, to become effective 
May 1, 1930, and that for this purpose the sum of $2,400 be appropriated 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund." Yes 27, No 64. 

Voted, Article 60. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to add one permanent patrolman to the Police 
Department to become effective May 1, 1930, and that for this purpose 
the sum of SI, 200 he appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. 

Voted, Article 62. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the Chief of Police 
be authorized to exchange these two Ford roadsters for one Ford sedan, 
and to pay in addition the sum of $175 to be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 63. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the Chief of Police 
be authorized to purchase a new automobile, of the sedan type, to 
accommodate five persons: to turn in the Studebaker car as part of the 
purchase price thereof; that the sum of $1,000 be appropriated from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund to pay the remainder and that said 
exchange and purchase be subject to the provisions of the by-laws 
relating to the making and awarding of contracts. 

Voted, Article 64. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations namely: That the Board of Fire 
Engineers be authorized to install a fire alarm box at the corner of 
Berkshire street and Paradise road and that the sum of $180 be 
appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted to take up Articles 65 to 69 inclusive together. 

Voted, Articles 65 to 69 inclusive. To accept the report of the 
Finance Committee and adopt their recommendations on these articles 
as follows: 

' Article 65. That the Board of Fire Engineers be authorized to 

purchase and install a fire alarm box at the corner of Humphrey street 
and Hemenway road and that the sum of $150 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 66. That the Board of Fire Engineers be authorized to 
dispose of the old service car as a part payment on another automobile 
. to take its place, no appropriation of money from the town required. 

Article 67. That the Board of Fire Engineers be authorized to 
purchase five hundred feet of 2^ inch hose and that the sum of $500 
be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 68. That new batteries be installed at the Central Fire 
Station for the fire-alarm system and that the sum of $400 be appropri- 
ated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 69. That the work under this article be done under the 
direction of the Board of Fire Engineers and subject to the provisions 
of the by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts and 
that $5,000 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. 

Under Article 71 an amendment to the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee was lost, namely: That the town establish the following yearly 
rate of salaries in the Fire Department; Deputy Chief, $2,430; Captains, 
$2,265 each; Privates, first year, $1,900; second year, $2,000; third year, 
and thereafter $2,100, and appropriate the sum of $1,865 to cover the 
same, to be retroactive to January 1, 1930. (Amendment lost). 

Voted, Article 71. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 



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A motion that when we adjourn, it be to Thursday evening, March 
27. 1930, at 8 o'clock P. M. was lost. 

Voted. Articles 72, 73, 74 and 75 be taken up at the adjourned 
meeting, April 8. 1930. 

Voted, Article 76. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, namely: That the sum of $3,986 
be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund for repairs upon 
the Hadley, Clarke and Machon Schools, including the cost of a bond 
of $S9 to be expended under the direction of the School Committee, 
subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making and 
awarding of contracts. 

Voted, Article 77. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: viz: That the sum of 
S1,000 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to be 
expended under the direction of the School Committee in the develop- 
ment of the grounds about the Machon School and subject to the 
provisions of the by-laws relating to - the making and awarding of 
contracts. 

Voted, Article 78. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, as follows: That a wire fence about 
610 feet long and about 6 feet high be built along the rear boundary 
line and also along the Orchard road side of the lot upon w^hich the 
School is located, and that the sum of S1,000 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund to be expended under the 
direction of the School Committee, subject to the provisions of the 
by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts. 

Voted, Article 79. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the appropriation 
of $7,500 from the tax levy to be expended under the direction of the 
Trustees of the Public Librar}' in accordance with plans made by 
Thomas B. Epps, architect, and in pursuance of the provisions of the 
by-laws relating to the making and awarding of contracts. 

Voted, Article 82. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, Article 83. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That a committee con- 
sisting of Dr. Howard K. Glidden, the proponent of the article, and 
one representative from each precinct, be appointed by the Moderator 
for the purpose of considering the advisability of recommending a 
change in our form of government that w^ould involve a provision for 
a town manager and that ihis committee submit its report to the annual 
meeting for 1931. 

Voted, Article 85. To indefinitely postpone action under this 
article. 

Voted, Article 86. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the Board of 
Selectmen in conjunction with a committee of four to be selected by 
Leon E. Abbott, Post, No. 57, of the American Legion, arrange appro- 
priate exercises for this purpose, to be held at a time when the public 
may conveniently attend, and that the sum of $325 be appropriated 
therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted, Article 87. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted, Article 90. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the sum of $3,615.64 
be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund for the purpose 
of this article. 

Voted, Article 91. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That $1,000 be appropri- 
ated from the Excess and Deficiency Fund for the observance of the 
Fourth of July to be expended under the direction of three voters to 
be appointed by the Moderator. 



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Voted, Article 92, To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as amended: That the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to pay said sum of $27.18 upon the execution 
and delivery of a proper release by Mr. Lewis; said sum to be paid 
from the Selectmen's Contingent Fund, 
Voted to adjourn at 10,10 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ABBOTT PARK DEDICATION 

April 3, 1930. 

Notice received on above date from Leon E, Abbott Post 57, 
American Legion, that the following would act with the Board of 
Selectmen to arrange for and conduct appropriate exercises on July 13, 
1930, for the dedication of Abbott Park. 

George J. Place, Chairman 

Ralph D. Merritt. 

Harry E. Cahoon. 

Ralph H. Russell. 

Attest: 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk, 



WARRANT SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

Tuesday, April 8, 1930, 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the eighth day of April, at 7:15 P. M,, 
then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to change the dividing line 
betw^een Zone 2 and Zone 3 according to the recommendation in the 
majority report of the Board of Appeals to the adjourned town meeting 
and according to the layout of the Town Engineer as described as 
follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the dividing line between Zone 2 
and Zone 3 with the northeasterly line of Phillips Park, owned by the 
town of Swampscott; thence by land of the town of Swampscott; and 
S. Louis Eigner for a distance of about 70 feet to land of Rose F. 
Vorenberg; thence easterly by land of Rose F. Vorenberg and land of 
S. Louis Eigner for a distance of about 327 feet to the westerly line of 
Bates road; thence on the same course across Bates road to the easterly 
line of Bates road for a distance of about 41 feet; thence southerly 
along the easterly line of Bates road for a distance of about 18 feet to 
a proposed lot line of the Puritan Development Co., thence at right 
angle to Bates road, extension for a distance of 100.00 feet; thence 
northwesterly and parallel to Bates road for a distance of 130 feet; 
thence northeasterly and at right angles for a distance of 100.00 feet 
to the westerly line of Shelton road; thence southerly along said line 
of Shelton road for a distance of 5.00 feet to the intersection of the 
dividing line between Zone 2 and Zone 3, as petitioned for by S. Louis 
Eigner et als. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00) for the purpose of enlarging the 



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drain through the O. G. Poor Lumber Co. yard on Ehii place, the work 
to be done under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and Surveyor 
of Highways. 

Article 3. To appropriate and raise by borrowing, under any gen- 
eral or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 
otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or 
all, of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and three other public 
and conspicuous places in the town, seven days before the day appointed 
for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-eighth day of March, A. D. 1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, and at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station, posting of said notices being seven daj'-s before 
the time of said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
April 8, 1930 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters assembled at 
the Town Hall at 7:15 P. M. and were called to order by John R. 
Hurlburt, Moderator, the necessary quorum being present. The war- 
rant with the return thereon was read by the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 1, a hearing was declared, being an article to amend 
the Zoning by-laws. Mr. Underwood appearing for the amendment, 
and Mr. Bubier (Thomas) and Richardson against. 

Voted, Article 1. That the town accept and adopt the amendment 
to the Zoning by-laws. For 19, against 54. The amendment to the 
by-law was lost. 

Voted, Article 2. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the sum of $450 be 
appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency fund, to enlarge the drain 
through the O. G. Poor Lumber Co. yard, on Elm place, the work to 
be done under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and Surveyor 
of Highways. 

Voted, Article 3. That action under this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted to dissolve at 8:15 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
April 8, 1930 

In accordance with the adjournment of March 26. 1930, the meeting 
was called to order by John R. Hurlburt, Moderator. 

Voted, that records of last meeting be approved without reading. 

Voted, that any consideration of the articles of the special Warrant 
be deferred, until all articles under the regular Warrant have been con- 
sidered and acted upon. 

Voted, that when we adjourn it be to Tuesday evening. April 15. 
1930, at 7:30 P. M. 

Voted to adjourn at 10 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 8, 1930 

In accordance with the adjournment of March 26, 1930, the meeting 
was called to order by John R. Hurlburt, ]\[oderator. 

Voted to dispense with reading of records of last meeting. 

Voted, Article 72. To amend the Finance Committee report as 
follows:' That the town authorize and instruct the Board of Selectmen 
to petition the Legislature to borrow from time to time within a period 
of five years from the passage of such Act, in excess of the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in 
the aggregate $500,000 for the purpose of acquiring land and construct- 
ing a new high school building and originally equipping and furnishing 
the same. 

Voted, Article 73. To amend the Finance Report as follows: That 
a committee be appointed by the Moderator and that he designate the 
Chairman thereof,' consisting of the chairman of the Board of Select- 
men, the acting chairman of the School Board, the chairman of the 
High School Building Committee, one town meeting member from each 
precinct, and one voter not a town meeting member from each pre- 
cinct, to consider suitable locations for a proposed new High School, to 
select a suitable location therefor, and report thereon at some future 
town meeting not later than the regular town meeting of 1931. 

Voted, Article 74. To amend the Finance Committee report as 
follows: That the town accept and adopt Article 74. 

Voted, Article 93. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: For the constructions of 
sewers for sanitary and surface drainage purposes and for sewerage 
disposal, as voted by the town under Articles 14, 15, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 
44 and 49, that the town appropriate from the available revenue of the 
Excess and Deficiency fund the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000); 
that the town transfer and appropriate from the Sewer Emergency fund 
the sum of twenty-two thousand two hundred dollars ($22,200) and 
that the town raise by the issue of bonds or notes within the limit of 
the indebtedness prescribed by Chapter 44 of the General Laws and 
any acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, the sum of 
seventy-two thousand dollars ($72,000), which bonds or notes shall be 
for the period of not more than thirty years and which shall be issued 
and executed in accordance with said Chapter 44 and any acts in amend- 
ment thereof or in addition thereto. 

For the construction of streets, as voted by the town under Articles 
9 and 30 that the town appropriate from the available revenue of the 
Excess and Deficiency fund the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000), 
and that the town raise by the issue of bonds or notes, within the limit 
of indebtedness prescribed by Chapter 44 of the General Laws and any 
acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, the sum of sixteen 



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thousand dollars ($16,000), which bonds or notes shall be for the period 
of not more than five years and which shall be issued and executed in 
accordance with said Chapter 44 and any acts in amendment thereof 
or in addition thereto. (Unanimous). 
Voted to dissolve at 10:05 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



APPOINTMENTS 



Moderator, appointed the 



April 15, 1930. 
following committee 



28 Orchard road 
52 Redington street 
55 Berkshire street 



11 Hardy road 
16 Essex street 



W. 



John R. Hurlburt, 
on above date: 

Fourth of July Celebration: — 

Harry E. Hardy, Acting Chairman 
Warren J. Doherty 
George J. Place 

Town Honor Roll: — 

Nathan G. Bubier, Acting Chairman 
Leslie F. Allen, Commander, Legion 
Warren J. Doherty, Commander, V. F. 

52 Redington street 

Under Article 11, one voter to serve with the Selectmen and Sur- 
veyor of Highways regarding the question of the construction on 
Humphrey street: — 

Clarence B. Humphrey 12 Humphrey terrace 

Investigation of the town manager form of government: — 
Howard K. Glidden, Acting Chairman 49 Rockland street 
Andrew B. Holmes 86 Cherry street. Precinct 1 

James D. Bentley 15 Beach avenue, 

James A. Cook 165 Burrill street. Precinct 

Robert C. Mansfield 25 Norfolk avenue. Precinct 

George B. Learned 12 Banks road, 

Philip W. Blood 33 Rockland street, 

Joseph Attwood 
Edward LaCroix 



Precinct 2 
3 
4 
5 
6 

90 Aspen road. Precinct 7 
58 Orchard road, Precinct 8 



Precinct 
Precinct 



Attest: 



RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
April 15, 1930 

In accordance with the adjournment of April 8, 1930, the meeting 
was called to order by John R. Hurlburt, Moderator. 

Voted to dispense with reading of records of last meeting. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

To the Members of the Limited Town Meeting: 

The Finance Committee herewith submits its report concerning all 
articles in the Warrant for the special town meeting held March 26, 
1930, that were referred to it at the meeting. 

Article 1. This article concerns the appropriation of $1,000 for the 
purchase of a power sprayer for the Moth Department. The Superin- 
tendent of this Department says that the sprayer that he is now using 
was bought in 1910 and has been in constant use since that time; that 
it cannot be repaired and that a new one is badly needed. We recom- 
mend the appropriation of one thousand dollars from the Excess and 
Deficiency fund for the purchase of a power sprayer for this department. 



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Article 2. This article seeks the appropriation of $1,000 for the 
purpose of providing proper facilities for public entertainment at the 
time of the National Convention of the American Legion to be held in 
Boston during the current year. Chapter 67 of the Acts of 1930 author- 
izes cities and towns to appropriate for this purpose a sum not exceeding 
one two hundredth of one per cent of the last preceding valuation of the 
city or town. The act further provides that any money so appropriated 
shall be expended under the direction of the mayor of the city or the 
selectmen of the town. Many years will undoubtedly elapse before 
another convention of the American Legion will be held in this state. 
We believe that the object is a worthy one and therefore recommend 
the appropriation of one thousand dollars from the Excess and De- 
ficiency fund to be used for the purposes stated in this article to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the selectmen. 

Article 3. This article relates to the appropriation of $259.80 for 
work done by the contractor in connection with the building of the vault 
in the town hall. A dispute arose between the town and the contractor 
concerning the amount that should be paid for certain work. The con- 
tract contained a provision for the submission of any dispute in connec- 
tion with the work to three arbitrators, one to be selected by the town, 
one by the contractor, and a third by these two. Hearings were held 
before these arbitrators and a finding was made that the sum of $259.80 
was due. We recommend, therefore, that this amount be paid from the 
Excess and Deficiency fund. 

Article 5. We recommend that the Board of Selectmen and the 
Surveyor of Highways study the matters covered by this article and 
that they report thereon to the next annual town meeting. 

Article 6. This article relates to the establishment of the salaries of 
officers and patrolmen of the Police Department. The present salaries 
of these men are as follows: Chief $2,600, Captains $2,200, Patrolmen 
$2,000. This article seeks to increase the salary of the Chief to $3,000, 
the Captains to $2,500, and the Patrolmen to $2,190. 

Under Article 29 of the Warrant for the special town meeting held 
April 3, 1928, the town increased the salary of the Chief of Police from 
$2,360 to $2,600, his present salary. 

At the last meeting the request of the officers and men of the Fire 
Department, except the Chief of that department, was presented under 
Article 71 of the Warrant. This article suggested the following schedule 
of salaries: Deputy Chief $2,430, Captains $2,265, Privates, after the 
second year of service, $2,100. The subject was fully discussed at this 
meeting, and while the increases requested by the members of this 
department were very much less than those now requested by the mem- 
bers of the Police Department, they were, nevertheless, refused by vote 
of the meeting. 

In our report under Article 71 we mentioned the business de- 
pression, and the great mass of workers in private industries who are 
without employment. At a hearing before a Congressional committee 
the other day there was testimony that during the month of February, 
one worker in every four in this country was unemployed. This condi- 
tion is reflected in the budget of the Public Welfare Department of every 
city and town. Because of increased calls for aid this year, we increased 
our own budget in this respect more than $3,000 over that of last year. 

We also mentioned the security of employment of these men, and 
the fact that they had the benefit of a pension system to which they do 
not have to contribute, while school teachers and employees of the 
United States Post Office have to contribute substantially to their pen- 
sion fund. We mentioned, too, the large amount that the town appro- 
priates annually for the maintenance of the Fire Department in com- 
parison with -appropriations made by other communities similarl}'- 
situated. 

All of these statements are applicable with equal force to the Police 
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pension fund to which they do not contribute. This means a substantial 
annual addition to their salaries. While no actuary has been consulted 
to determine the annual value of this pension in dollars and cents, it 
would seem fair to say that the establishment of this fund resulted in an 
annual addition of from $400 to $500 to the salaries of the members of 
this Department. Can we think of any private employer who is equally 
generous? 

In considering this request we placed great weight upon the money 
we are spending annually upon this department. This year we appro- 
priated $38,346 for its use. The combined appropriations of this de- 
partment and the Fire Department for the current year total $79,186. 
This represents nearly $4 of our present tax rate, and is nearly equal 
to fifty per cent of the amount appropriated this year for the current 
expenses of our entire school system. 

We should remember also that the appropriations already authorized 
exceed by more than $60,000 the amount appropriated during the entire 
year of 1929. This indicates an increase in the tax rate' this year over 
that of last. 

A representative of this body of men appeared before our commit- 
tee to urge the adoption of the increases requested, but after careful 
consideration, we have reached the conclusion that the members of this 
Department are fairly paid. We, therefore, recommended that action 
under this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 7. We are informed by the Board of Selectmen that Mr. 
Nason has brought a petition to have damages assessed by a jury for 
the land described in this article. We believe that no good would result 
from any investigation that we might undertake. The Board of Select- 
men has full power to negotiate for the adjustment of litigation that is 
pending. We, therefore, recommend that action under this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Article 8. We recommend for the purposes of construction, exten- 
sion and operation of the sewer system and particularly for the purposes 
mentioned in Article 44 of the Warrant for the annual town meeting 
held February 17, 1930, that the Water and Sewerage Board be author- 
ized to take, by eminent domain, an easement in fee in the following de- 
scribed parcel of land: 

Beginning at the northwest corner of land owned by Annie T. 
McDermott, thence southerly by land of Annie T. McDermott and 
Alinbia Capozza for a distance of about 98.24 feet to land of Alice M. 
Blaney and Emily M. Porter; thence easterly by land of Annie T. 
McDermott and land of Alice M. Blaney and Emily M. Porter and land 
of Alvin P. Johnson for a distance of 31.40 feet; thence southerly by 
land of Alvin P. Johnson for a distance of about 95.5 feet to the north- 
erly line of Rockland street, the above described line being the wester^^ 
line of a sewer easement over land of Annie T. McDermott and land of 
Alvin P. Johnson. The easterly line of the sewer easement is 8.00 feet 
from and parallel to the westerly line; and that the sum of $50 be ap- 
propriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency fund. 

We recommend, for the purposes of construction, extension and 
operation of the sewer system, and particularly for the purposes men- 
tioned in Article 9 of the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting held 
March 26, 1930, that the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to 
take, by eminent domain, an easement in fee in the following described 
parcel of land: 

Beginning at a point 7.00 feet from the southwest corner of land 
owned by Mclora T. Breed, thence northeast along the easterly boundary 
line of land owned by Melora T. Breed for a distance of 85.77 feet to 
land of Fred M. and Lenora B. Kimball, the above described line being 
the easterly line of a sewer easement over land of Melora T. Breed. 



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The westerly line of the sewer easement is 8.00 feet from and parallel 
to the easterly line. The above described parcel contains 686 square 
feet; and that the sum of §50 be appropriated therefor from the Excess 
and Deficiency fund. 

Article 9. Fred M. Kimball who lives on Atlantic avenue, is having 
trouble with the disposition of the sewage from his dwelling house. 
This house is located at such a grade that the sewage therefrom 
cannot be emptied into the sewer that passes through Atlantic avenue. 
He has constructed several cesspools upon his land, but these now are 
inadequate, and the conditions are thought to be dangerous to the 
health of the occupants of his premises, and also to the community in 
the vicinity thereof. Relief from this condition can be granted only by 
connecting his premises with the Eastern Intercepting Sewer. To do 
this will require the taking of easements along the rear boundary line 
of the land of Mrs. Breed which adjoins the Kimball premises. This 
work is recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board and by the 
Board of Health. We recommend that a sewer be built from the East- 
ern Intercepting Sewer to the premises of Fred M. Kimball on Atlantic 
avenue, a distance of about 258 feet, under the direction of the Water 
and Sewerage Board, in accordance with plans made by the town engi- 
neer and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the making 
and awarding of contracts; that all necessary easements in connection 
with the construction of said sewer be taken by said Board; and that 
the sum of $550 be appropriated for such work from the Sewer Emer- 
gency fund. 

Articles 10 and 11. On February 21, 1916, the town accepted 
Sections 101 to 105 of Chapter 576 of the Acts of 1907 whereby a 
Municipal Insurance fund was established. Under the provisions of 
this act annual appropriations had to be made to this fund. These 
appropriations w^ere discontinued several years ago, and at that time 
there was about $3,000 in this fund. Last year, the town appropriated 
$2,133.45 from the income of this fund and $1,019.70 from the principal 
thereof to pay premiums on insurance policies upon the various build- 
ings owned by the town. The Director of Accounts says that this 
appropriation was improper. The principal of the fund now amounts to 
$2,882.30 and the accumulated income to $226.71. We, therefore, recom- 
mend that the Board of Selectmen be directed to petition the Legislature 
to validate and confirm all acts of the town whereby said sums were 
used from said fund, and for authorization to use whatever now remains 
in said fund for any municipal purpose. 

We recommend further that action under Article 11 be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Articles 12 to 16. These articles relate to the consideration of the 
report of the committee appointed at the annual town meeting for 1929 
concerning the reapportionment of the cost of main sewers and the 
assessment of the cost of particular sewers. Particular sewers are those 
that run from the main sewer to the property line of the abutter. 

Chapter 86 of the Acts of 1902 is a special act pertaining to Swamp- 
scott. It provides in substance that the owners of estates abutting on 
streets in which sewers shall be laid shall pay twenty-five cents per 
running foot frontage on the street or way in which a sewer is con- 
structed, and three-tenths of one cent per square foot of area within a 
depth of one hundred twenty-five feet from the line of said street or 
way. 

Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903 is also a special act relating to 
Swampscott and prescribes the method for assessing the cost of building 
particular sewers. It provides in substance that the cost of constructing 
such sewers shall be assessed by the Board of Sewer Commissioners, 
now the Water and Sewerage Board, upon the estates benefited thereby 
on the basis of the average cost, as determined b}' said Sewer Commis- 



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sioners. of connecting estates in tliat particular section of the town, the 
territory- to be embraced in each section to be determined by vote of 
the town. 

It is stated by the committee in its report that the method estab- 
lished for assessing the cost of main sewers resulted, in 1903, in the 
abutters paying substantially one half of the cost of sewers that were 
laid past their premises. This condition continued until 1914, but since 
that time, owing to increases in the cost of labor and materials, abutters 
on streets in which sewers have been built, have been paying less than 
one half the cost of main sewers, and the town has been paying more 
than one half the cost thereof. The committee, therefore, recommends 
that the method of apportioning the cost of main sewers be changed so 
that abutters in the future will pay approximatelj^ one half the cost of 
building such sewers, as they did in the period between 1903 and 1914. 
It is clear that if a method is adopted to produce this result, the income 
to the town from this source will be substantially increased. 

We have conferred with this committee. At this conference a prop- 
erty owner was present, who also represented other property owners, 
who objected to any change in the method of apportioning the cost of 
building main sewers. He based his objection on this ground, namely, 
that since 1914 the town has been paying more than one half the cost 
of building main sewers owing to the increase in the cost of labor and 
materials; that during this period he and other property owners living 
in sections of the town that have not been sewered, have been con- 
tributing to the payment of this increased cost in the form of taxes 
assessed upon their property. In other words, they say that for the 
period of sixteen years, while they have been without sewers, they have, 
nevertheless, been helping to pay this increased cost for sewers that have 
been built for the benefit of other property owners. Having done this 
for so long a period, they say now, when sewers are about to be laid 
along their property, they should not be required to pay a larger propor- 
tion of the cost than has been paid by other abutters who have been 
benefited by sewers that have been built since 1914. In other words, 
they contend that there should be no change in the method of appor- 
tioning the cost of building main sewers, but that the town should 
continue to act in pursuance of the method prescribed in Chapter 86 
of the Acts of 1902. 

The town engineer estimates that about seventy-five per cent of 
the settled part of the town has been sewered. 

We are impressed with the contention of these property owners. 
If an attempt had been made to change the method of apportioning the 
cost of main sewers wuthin a reasonable time after increases in the cost 
of labor and materials had been fairly established, there w^ould have 
been less objection to the plan. Sixteen years, however, have elapsed, 
and during that time no change has been attempted. Only a small por- 
tion of the settled part of the town remains to be sewered. While own- 
ers of property are benefited by the building of sewers along their 
premises, the inhabitants af the town generally are also benefited by the 
improvement in sanitary conditions that result. This justifies the pay- 
ment of a substantial part of the cost by the town. 

We believe that no change should be made in this respect with 
reference to the present settled part of the town. 

We recommend, therefore, that the cost of building main sewers 
be continued to be apportioned in the manner prescribed by Chapter 
86 of the Acts of 1902 with reference to all streets which, at the date of 
the adoption of this recommendation have been laid out by the projectors 
thereof in accordance with a plan approved by the Board of Survey. 

We recommend further that action under all these articles, except 
Article 13, be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 13 relates to the assessment of the cost of building par- 
ticular sewers. Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903 requires abutters to pay 
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and fifty-seven cents per running foot was determined to be the amount 
which an abutter should pay. Since 1914, however, the cost of labor 
and materials has increased and this amount, namely, fifty-seven cents 
per running foot, does not fairly represent the amount that should be 
assessed upon abutters. To comply with the provisions of the act it is 
quite evident that a change should be made in the present rate. The 
above mentioned act prescribes the method of determining this cost. 
This act requires a division of the town into sections. The report of 
the committee investigating this matter states that the town has already 
been divided into two sections and that this division has been duly 
accepted by the town. 

We recommend, therefore, that a third section be established in 
accordance with the provisions of said act, consisting of those parts of 
the town which have not been sewered in which, at the date of the 
adoption of this recommendation, there are streets that have hetn laid 
out by the projectors thereof in accordance with a plan approved by the 
Board of Survey, excluding therefrom all such streets embraced in 
sections heretofore established, and that the cost of laying particular 
sewers constructed in this section be assessed in the manner prescribed 
in said act. 

Article 17. We recommend that action under this article be in- 
definitely postponed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. SANTRY, Chairman. 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
CHARLES F. HATHAWAY, 
LEROY S. AUSTIN, 
RALPH H. CARY, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
DONALD REDFERN, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 

Finance Committee, 
Voted, Article 1. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the town appro- 
priate one thousand dollars ($1,000) from the Excess and Deficiency 
fund for the purchase of a power sprayer for the Moth Department. 

Voted, Article 2. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the town appro- 
priate one thousand dollars ($1,000) from the Excess and Deficiency 
fund to be used for the purpose stated in this article to be expended 
under the direction of the selectmen. 

Voted, Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, namely: That the town appropriate 
the sum of $259.80 from the Excess and Deficiency fund for the purpose 
of this article. 

Voted, Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the Board of Selectmen and the 
Surveyor of Highways study the matters covered by this article and 
that they report thereon to the next annual town meeting. 

Voted, Article 6. To accept and adopt the following amendment to 
report and recommendations of the Finance Committee, viz: That the 
following yearly salaries be established in the police department: 

Chief $3,000.00 

Captains $2,500.00 

Patrolmen after 3 years.-. — - $2,190.00 

That said salaries become effective beginning April 1, 1930, and 
that the sum of $2,380 be appropriated and added to the police depart- 
ment budget to cover such increase. (Unanimous). 

Voted, Article 7. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That action under this article be 
indefinitely postponed. 



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Voted that Article 8 be considered after Article 16. 

Voted, Article 9. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That a sewer be built from the 
Eastern Intercepting Sewer to the premises of Fred ^^. Kimball in 
Atlantic avenue, a distance of about 258 feet under the direction of the 
Water and Sewerage Board in accordance with plans made by the town 
engineer and subject to the provisions of the by-laws relating to the 
making and awarding of contracts: That all necessary easements in 
connection with the construction of said sewer be taken by said Board, 
and that the sum of $550 be appropriated for such work from the Sewer 
Emergency fund. 

Voted, Articles 10 and 11 be taken up together. 

Voted, Articles 10 and 11. To accept the report of the Finance 
Committee and adopt their recommendations on these articles as follows: 

Article 10. That the Board of Selectmen be directed to petition 
the Legislature to validate and confirm all acts of the town whereby 
said sums were used from said funds, and for authorization to use 
whatever now remains in said fund for any municipal purpose. 

Article 11. Further action be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted, that the report of the committee to investigate the method of 
sewer assessment be not read, but Mr. Linscott explained the report 
to the meeting. 

Voted to take up Articles 12 to 16 together. 

It was moved and seconded that the report of the committee to 
investigate the method of sewer assessment be received, and that we 
take up Articles 12 to 16 as the}- appear in the Warrant. Motion was 
amended that we adjourn one week from this date at 8 P. M. 

Voted to adjourn at 10:15 P. M. to Tuesdav evening, April 22. 1930. 
at 8 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT. 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

AprU 22, 1930 

In accordance with the adjournment of April 15, 1930, the meeting 
was called to order by John R. Hurlburt. Moderator, at 8 P. M.. 102 
members being present. 

Voted, to dispense with the reading of records of last meeting. 

Voted, that the report of the committee to investigate and study the 
present method of sewer assessments be read. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

The undersigned committee was appointed at the annual town 
meeting of 1929 to study the present method of sewer assessments and 
make report thereon to the town. 

In 1902 and 1903 the legislature passed special statutes applying to 
Swampscott only, establishing the board of sewer commissioners, 
authorizing the construction, operation and maintenance of sewers, and 
providing a method of assessment of a portion of the cost upon estates 
benefited. This was the beginning of the present sewer system. The 
statutes were Chapter 86 of the Acts of 1902, relating to common 
sewers, and Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903 relating to particular 
sewers. 

With reference to the cost of common sewers, the Act provides 
that the owners of estates benefited, abutting on streets in which sewers 
shall be laid, shall pay the town towards defraying the cost an assess- 
ment or betterment charge of twenty-five cents per running foot frontage 
on the street in which the sewer is constructed and three-tenths of one 
cent per square foot of area within a depth of one hundred twenty-five 
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shall be borne by the town. The sewer commissioners shall determine 
the amount of the assessment and assess the same. 

With reference to the cost of particular sewers, the Act provides 
that the town shall be divided into sections; that the territory to be 
embraced in each section shall be determined by vote of the town before 
work is begun and that the cost of constructing particular sewers shall 
be assessed by the sewer commissioners upon the estates benefited on 
the basis of the average cost as determined by the commissioners of 
connecting estates in the particular section. 

In accordance with these Acts, a system of sewerage was laid out, 
construction begun, and a sectional map made entitled "Plan of Swamp- 
scott, Mass. showing division into sections for assessments upon par- 
ticular sewers and connecting drains, scale three hundred feet per inch, 
E. Worthington, Engineer, July 1903." On July 22, 1903, a special 
town meeting accepted the report of the sewer commissioners defining 
the territory to be included in section one on said plan. On December 
22, 1906, a special town meeting accepted and defined the territory in- 
cluded within section two on said plan. We have been unable to find 
further votes of the town accepting or determining sections. The sec- 
tional map is still in existence and besides sections one and two shows 
section three. Sections one, two and three comprise the central por- 
tions of the town. No section appears on the map covering the lower 
or eastern and northeastern or the outlying sections of the town. 

On January 1, 1904, a number of streets having then been sewered, 
the board of sewer commissioners voted to assess each estate and parcel 
benefited tw^enty-five cents per front foot and three mills per square 
foot of area within a distance of one hundred twenty-five feet, as deter- 
mined and fixed by Chapter 86 of the Acts of 1902. 

On April 1, 1904, the board of sewer commissioners voted that by 
authority of Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903, and in accordance w^ith the 
vote of the town meeting of July 22, 1903, they do hereby find and 
determine that the average cost per foot of all connecting drains to be 
sixteen cents per foot and of particular sewers to be fifty-seven cents 
per foot. 

From then to the present time we find no further formal vote with 
reference to the matter. 

On March 24, 1904, the town voted to accept Chapter 49 of the 
Revised Laws. This chapter was a general act, as distinguished from 
a special act, and open to an}' city or town which accepted the same. 
It related to sewers, drains and sidewalks. It provided that any city 
or town which lays common sewers might accept the provisions of this 
chapter, notwithstanding the provisions of any special acts to the con- 
trary. Chapter 49 is now Chapter 83 of the General Laws. Several 
different methods for sewer assessments are set forth in this general 
chapter, and a city or town may adopt and follow any of them. Formal 
votes of the town and also of the sew^er commissioners are necessary to 
operate under any of the methods allowed. We find no such votes. 
There is nothing to indicate that the town or the sewer commissioners 
undertook to act under Revised Laws Chapter 49, at least as far as 
sewers were concerned, after its adoption. As far as any records show, 
the commissioners probably have felt that they were acting under the 
special statutes above set forth. 

The sewer commissioners continued to make their assessments 
under the vote of January 1, 1904, and the vote of April 1, 1904, on the 
basis of twent3^-five cents per front foot and three mills per square foot 
within a distance of one hundred twenty-five feet, for main se^-ers and 
fifty-seven cents per running foot for particular sewers. As far as the 
main sewers were concerned, this assessment coincided with the special 
Act, Chapter 86 of the Acts of 1902, which fixed definitely the amount 
to be charged. As far as particular sewers were concerned, however, 
Chapter 401 of 1903 contemplated dividing the town into sections, new 
sections being added as the system was extended, and assessing the 



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average cost of each section. In other words the Act required the 
property owner to pa}' the whole of the average cost in the section. 
This was not carried out. 

At the time the sewer Acts were passed, the figure of twenty-five 
cents per front foot and three mills per square foot within a distance of 
one hundred twenty-five feet was estimated to be about fift\' per cent of 
the average cost. This assessment comes to about sixty-two and one- 
half cents per foot of frontage for each property owner. Reckoning the 
property on both sides of the street, it gives the town approximately 
one dollar and twenty-five cents per foot for each foot of sewer laid 
past assessable properties. The cost today has been raised somewhat 
by the higher price of labor and material and lowered somewhat by 
improvements in machinery. It runs anywhere from one dollar and 
twenty-nine cents to nine dollars per foot according to the nature of 
the land. We have not attempted to figure the average cost per fo9t 
in any section or over an}- period of years. The cost of particular 
sewers runs an^-where from ninety cents to three dollars and fifty cents 
per foot according to the nature of the land. 

Accordingly, it will be seen that as to main sewers the tow-n has 
been paying considerably more than one-half the cost and that as to 
particular sewers, the property* owner has been paying considerably less 
than all the cost. The Cit}' of Lynn charges the property owner on 
each side of the street one dollar per foot for main sewers, making two 
dollars per foot received by the city for each foot of main sewer laid. 
It requires the property owner to pa}' the entire cost of the particular 
sewer. 

The charge established by the sewer commissioners of 1904 seems 
to have ripened into a custom during the ensuing years. Apparently 
it was regarded as a fixed charge by the time the sewer department 
was merged with the water department in 1910 and no town meeting 
has ever sought to change it. 

It has been the policy of late to encourage the extension of the 
sewer s^-stem. In 1929 the town spent approximately eighty-seven 
thousand dollars in sewer construction. If the appropriations asked 
for in the 1930 Warrant are voted, the town will expend about one 
hundred twenty-one thousand dollars. Accordingly, the question of 
sewer assessments is a matter of financial importance. 

We believe that the rate of assessment for particular sewers should 
be re-established so as to comply with the law; and that the rate of 
assessment for main sewers should be re-adjusted so as to represent a 
nearer approximation of one-half of the cost. 

It is, of course, impossible to arrive at an accurate figure represent- 
ing exactly half the cost of the main sewer as it goes past each piece 
of property. The Act does not require this. It apparently contem- 
plates arriving at some approximation by estimates based on the entire 
town or on particular sections. The assessment must also have a basis 
in the added benefit to the property sewered. The constitutionality of 
a sewer assessment is based upon the theor\' of benefit to the estate 
assessed, and the assessment is in effect a betterment tax. 

The theory of the sewer statutes, both general and special, is that 
the initiative in the construction of a system of sewers shall be taken 
by the board of sewer commissioners; that the board shall divide the 
town into sections; that the board shall lay out, i.e. plan, a system of 
sewers in each section. The town's part should be to accept or reject 
or modify plans and systems proposed and to vote or refuse to vote 
the necessary money. 

As far as we are able to learn, prior to the time of the present board 
of sewer commissioners, conditions as to plans were in a confused state. 
Much has been done by the present board to improve this situation, and 
to place the department upon an efficient basis. The board doubtless 
recognizes the fact that there is still work to be done along this line. 
The question raised by our report as to assessments is an inherited 
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In order to effect a change in the assessment, this committee at first 
felt it would be necessary to petition the legislature for a new special 
Act, and accordingh' articles to this effect were inserted in the Warrant 
for the annual town meeting. After further consideration, and con- 
sultation with the State Department of Municipal Finance, we feel that 
if the town desires to make a change, this can be done without special 
legislation, under the provisions of the general Acts adopted in 1904 and 
now embodied in Chapter 83 of the General Laws. 

We recommend as follows: 

(1) . That the Board of Sewer Commissioners continue the work 
begun by the original board, and contemplated b}- law, of dividing the 
town into sections, and that they place before the town for acceptance 
or rejection such proposed sections and the territory to be embraced 
therein before further work in any section is begun; and that the cost 
of constructing particular drains or sewer connections shall be assessed 
by the sewer commissioners upon the estates benefited thereby on the 
basis of the average cost as determined by said sewer commissioners of 
connecting estates in that particular section of the town. 

(2) . As to main drains or common sewers, we recommend that 
the assessment for these be determined and made under the provisions 
of General Laws, Chapter 83, that the town bear approximately one-half 
of the expense of further main drains and common sewers; that ap- 
proximately one-half be assessed upon the estates benefited; that assess- 
ments be by a fixed uniform rate, based upon the estimated average cost 
of all sewers constructed in the town in each year, according to the 
frontage of the land benefited on any way in which a sewer is con- 
structed, the amount of said rate to be estimated and determined by the 
Board of Sewer Commissioners on the basis of such cost; and that in 
cases where the estate benefited has no frontage on a way, or in cases 
where an assessment by such frontage would be wholly disproportionate 
to the amount of benefit received, then such estates be assessed for the 
use of such main drain or common sewer such reasonable amount as the 
sewer commissioners shall determine, in the determination of which 
due regard shall be had to one-half the average cost as aforesaid. 

In order that the town may act upon the matter, we recommend 
the insertion of the following articles in the W^arrant for a special 
town meeting: 

(a) To see what action the town will take upon the recommenda- 
tions of the committee appointed at the annual town meeting of 1929 to 
investigate and report upon the method of sewer assessments. 

(b) To see if the town will accept and adopt the sections as laid 
out by the Board of Sewer Commissioners, and the territorj^ embraced 
in each section for extension and development of the sewer system. 

(c) To see if the town will vote that assessments for main drains 
or common sewers be made under the authoritv of General Laws, Sec- 
tion 83. 

(d) To see what proportion of the cost of main drains or common 
sewers the town will bear. 

(e) To see what methods of assessment under General Laws, 
Chapter 83, the town will adopt. 

Respectfully submitted. 

HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
PHILIP W. BLOOD, 
GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
EDWARD LaCROIX, 
HARRY D. LINSCOTT, 

Committee. 

Article 12. Report of the Finance Committee was read by James 
W. Santry, Chairman. 

Voted that the report of the Finance Committee be received and 
placed on file and that we take up the report of sewer committee. 

For 58, against 40. (Carried). 



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Voted, Article 21. To accept and adopt Paragraph 1, Page 6, of 
the sewer committee report, namely: That the Board of Sewer Com- 
missioners continue the work begun by the original board and con- 
templated by law of dividing the town into sections, and that they place 
before the town for acceptance or rejection such proposed sections and 
the territory to be embraced therein before further work in any section 
is begun; and that the cost of constructing particular drains or sewer 
connections shall be assessed by the Board of Sewer Commissioners 
upon the estates benefited thereby, on the basis of the average cost as 
determined by said sewer commissioners of connecting estates in that 
particular section of the town. 

Voted, Article 13, To accept and adopt Sections 3 and 4 wherein 
lay the street to be sewered this year 1930. 

Voted to take up Articles 14, 15 and 16 together. 

Voted, Articles 14, 15 and 16. To accept and adopt the recom- 
mendations of committee to investigate and study the methods of sewer 
assessments Paragraph 2, Page 6, of the report as follow^s: That the 
assessment for main drains or common sewers be determined and made 
under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 83, that the town bear 
approximately one-half of the expense of further main drains and com- 
mon sewers; that approximately one-half be assessed upon the estates 
benefited; that assessments be by a fixed uniform rate, based upon the es- 
timated average cost of all sewers constructed in the town in each year, 
according to the frontage of the land benefited on any way in which a 
sewer is constructed, the amount of said rate to be estimated and deter- 
mined by the Board of Sewer Commissioners on the basis of such cost; 
and that in cases where the estate benefited has no frontage on a way, 
or in cases where an assessment by such frontage would be wholly 
disproportionate to the amount of benefit received, then such estates be 
assessed for the use of such main drain or common sewer such reason- 
able amount as the sewer commissioners shall determine, in the deter- 
mination of which due regard shall be had to one-half the average cost 
as aforesaid. 

Voted, Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: For the purposes of con- 
struction, extension and operation of the sewer system and particularly 
for the purposes mentioned in Article 44 of the Warrant for the annual 
town meeting held February 17, 1930; that the Water and Sewerage 
Board be authorized to take by eminent domain an easement in fee in 
the following described parcel of land: Beginning at the northwest 
corner of land owned by Annie T. McDermott, thence southerly by land 
of Annie T. McDermott and Alinbia Capozza for a distance of about 
98.24 feet to land of Alice M. Blaney and Emily M. Porter; thence 
easterly by land of Annie T. McDermott and land of Alice M. Blaney 
and Emily M. Porter and land of Alvin P. Johnson for a distance of 
31.40 feet; thence southerly by land of Alvin P. Johnson for a distance 
of about 95.5 feet to the northerly line of Rockland street, the above 
described line being the westerly line of a sewer easement over land of 
Annie T. McDermott and land of Alvin P. Johnson. The easterly line 
of the sewer easement is 8.00 feet from and parallel to the westerly line. 
That the sum of $50.00 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and 
Deficiency fund. 

For 81, against 0. (Unanimous). 

Voted, for the purposes of construction, extension and operation of 
the sewer system, and particularly for the purposes mentioned in Article 
9 of the Warrant for the special town meeting held March 26. 1930, that 
the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to take, by eminent 
domain, an easement in fee in the following described parcel of land: 

Beginning at a point 7.00 feet from the southwest corner of land 
owned by Melora T. Breed, thence northeast along the easterly boun- 
dary line of land owned by Melora T. Breed for a distance of 85.77 feet 
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being the easterly line of a sewer easement over the land of Mclora T. 
Breed. The westerly line of the sewer easement is 8.00 feet from and 
parallel to the easterly line. The above described parcel contains 686 
square feet, and that the sum of $50 be appropriated therefor from the 
Excess and Deficiency fund. For 81, against 0. (Unanimous). 

Voted, Article 17. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted, that in the event of any adjourned town meeting not held on 
the same night with a special town meeting for w^hich a Warrant is sent 
to town meeting members, the Town Clerk be instructed to send a 
notice to each town meeting member at least three days before such 
meeting is to be held, giving date, time and some idea of business to 
come up, before the meeting. 

Voted to dissolve at 9:55 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



NEW HIGH SCHOOL SITE 

April 23, 1930 

John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, appointed the following, under 
Article 73 to investigate sites for proposed new high school. 

Raljih H. Nutter, 21 Mostyn street. Chairman; Henry S. Bald- 
win. 141 Elmwood road, Chairman High School Committee; 
Nathan G. Bubier, Chairman Board of Selectmen; George C. 
Thomas, Acting Chairman School Committee; and the follow- 
ing from the various precincts: 
Arthur E. Santrv 



George D. R. Durkee 
John A. Holmes 
James A. Macduff 
Harry M. Lowd 
William R. Gray 
Frank A. Mowatt 
Warren P. Melzard 
Philip H. Stafford 
Roger L. Currant 
Vincent P. O'Brien 
Roy S. Bishop 
Rufus W. Green 
Clarence O. McArthur 
William H. McCarthy 
Attest: 



RALPH D. 



Precinct 1 
Precinct 1 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 8 
MERRITT, 
Town Clerk. 



VACANCY FILLED 

April 28, 1930 

John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, appointed on the above date Henry 
A. Sadler, 63 Cherry street, in place of Geo. D. R. Durkee, who re- 
signed from the Committee to investigate the location of a New 
High School. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, June 24, 1930 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 



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to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the twenty-fourth day of June, at 
7:45 P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to erect, equip and furnish 
a new high school, and for the purpose thereof will appropriate the 
sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to be raised as follows: 

Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be raised by the tax levy of the 
current year; 

Four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) to be raised by the issue 
of notes or bonds therefor, outside the debt limit, in accordance with 
Chapter 262 of the Acts of 1930; 

Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be raised by notes or bonds 
inside the debt limit in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44 and 
amendments thereof and additions thereto; ^ 

And to authorize the treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen, 
to issue such notes or bonds, in accordance with said Acts, the same 
to be payable in not more than fifteen (15) years from the date of the 
first bond or note and to bear such rates of interest as may be deter- 
mined by the treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen; 

Or however otherwise it may be determined to appropriate and 
raise said money. 

Article 2. To see what action the town will take upon the report 
of the committee appointed to investigate and recommend a site for 
new high school. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to transfer PhilHps Park 
or any portion of the same, from the Park Commission to the School 
Committee, under the provisions of Chapter 310 of the Acts of 1930, 
for the purposes of a high school, school yard, athletic field and play- 
ground. 

Article 4. To see if the town will appoint a comjmittee, consisting 
of the present high school building committee, with the addition of 
the chairman of the Board of Selectmen, to proceed with the con- 
struction, erection, equipment, furnishing and completion of the new 
high school building provided for under Article 1, with power, in the 
name and behalf of the town, to employ an architect, enter into con- 
tracts, and do all things necessary, incidental or convenient to the 
erection, equipment, furnishing and completion of such school. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the purpose of repairing Humphrey 
street, to be joined with like sums already appropriated for the same 
purpose by the State and County. 

Article 6. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of three 
thousand one hundred fifty-three dollars and fifteen cents ($3,153.15) 
for the purpose of restoring to the Municipal Insurance Fund and the 
Municipal Insurance Fund Income account the amounts which the 
Director of Accounts rules were taken from the said fund and income 
account illegally by vote of the town. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to establish the following 
vearly rate of salaries in the Fire Department: Chief, $3,000; Deputy 
Chief, $2,750; Captains, $2,500; Privates, first year $1,990; second year, 
$2,090; third year, $2,190 and appropriate money to cover the same, 
this to be retroactive to April first, as petitioned for by Frank I. 
Bickford et al. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to appropriate six hundred 
dollars ($600) for underground cable work in Puritan road on the fire 
alarm system as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 9. To see if the town will appropriate the sum of three 
thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) for the purpose of providing ad- 
ditional lots in the cemetery. 

Article 10. To see if the town wall vote to accept Stanley road as 
a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance 
with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by William D. Rowe ct al. 



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Article 11. To appropriate and raise by borrowing, under any 
general or special law, which authorizes the town to borrow money, 
or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for 
any or all, of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Offices, at least one public 
and conspicuous place in each precinct, in the town and at or in the 
immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days 
before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this thirteenth day of June, A. D., 1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy, Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station in Swampscott, on Monday, June 16, 1930, the 
posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said meeting. 

Attest: FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, June 24, 1930 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the town meeting mem- 
bers assembled at the Town Hall, at 7:45 P. M., and were called to 
order by John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, the necessary quorum being 
present. The warrant with the return was read by the Town Clerk. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

To the Members of the Limited Town Meeting: 

The Finance Committee herewith submits its report concerning 
all articles in the warrant on which under the by-laws it is required 
to make a report. 

Article 1. This article relates to the appropriation of $500,000 for 
the erection and equipment of a new high school building. The 
money is to be obtained by the appropriation of $50,000 from the tax 
levy of the current year; $400,000 to be borrowed outside the debt 
limit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 262 of the Acts of 
1930; and the remainder, $50,000 to be borrowed inside the debt limit 
in accordance w'ith the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws 
and acts in amendment thereof. 

This matter was considered under an article in the warrant for the 
Annual Town Meeting and we then recommended indefinite postpone- 
ment. An influential factor in that recommendation was the belief 
that, in the event of the erection of a new high school building, the 
present building would have to be abandoned and scraped. We felt 
that this would be a distinct financial loss to the town because the 
building seems to be in good physical condition, and fit for service for 
many years. 



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In considering this article we conferred with the Building Com- 
mittee, the Committee on the selection of a site, and the School Com- 
mittee. We were informed by the School Committee that they had 
given further consideration to the use of the present high school 
building for elementary school purposes. We were further informed 
that conditions in the Clarke School particularly, and also in the 
Machon School are becoming congested, and that transfers have had 
to be made from those schools to schools in other parts of the town 
located at inconvenient distances from the homes of the pupils. In 
view of these conditions the School Committee expressed the opinion 
that, within a short time, probably within three years, accommodations 
would have to be made in the central part of the town for pupils at- 
tending the elementary grades, and that, in the opinion of the Super- 
intendent and the members of the School Committee, the present High 
School building could be efficiently used for this purpose. The building 
is located in an area that will soon need additional space for the 
elementary grades. This information changes the aspect of the ques- 
tion, and makes it unnecessary to consider the abandonment of the 
present high school building. It has been estimated that to erect a 
new high school building would take at least a year, and relying upon 
the opinion of the School Committee, this would mean that, after the 
expiration of a period of about two years, the present high school 
building would be used for school needs. Under these circumstances 
we feel it would be unwise to remodel the present building to continue 
its use for high school purposes. 

We are, however, concerned about the large sum of monej' that 
is recommended for the erection of a new school. Recently other 
communities with a population very much larger than that of Swamp- 
scott have appropriated substantialhr smaller sums of money for the 
erection of a high school building. We refer particularly to Arlington. 
We are informed that at the last annual town meeting in that com- 
munity $389,000 was appropriated for the erection of a high school 
building. Arlington has a population of 35,000. The plans provided 
for a building of twenty rooms, an assembly hall, and a gymnasium. 

In our report to the Annual Town Meeting we called attention to 
the slow growth of this school. It appeared from the figures obtained 
from the School Committee that, assuming an entrance class of 150 
pupils in the fall of this year, it would mean that there had been an 
increase of only 28 pupils in the entrance classes over a period of five 
years. The population of this town is estimated to be about 10,000. 
Taking into consideration the slow growth of this school and the 
population of the town, we believe that it would be extravagant to 
expend $500,000 on a school of this character. In making this state- 
ment we have no desire to question the figures submitted by the com- 
mittee as to the cost of a school to be built in accordance with the 
plans that they have submitted. We believe, however, that a more 
careful consideration of the high school needs of the Town would 
result in obtaining plans and specifications that would permit the 
erection of a building adequate for our high school needs for many 
years at a very much less sum than the amount recommended by the 
Building Committee. 

While we are not in a position to state definitely the amount of 
money that should be spent for this purpose, nevertheless, if a 
community of the size of Arlington can erect a high school building 
for $389,000, we feel that a town of the size of Swampscott should 
be able to obtain plans that would permit the erection of a building 
adequate for its high school needs at a sum not to exceed $350,000. 

We therefore recommend that the Building Committee give further 
consideration to this project for the purpose of obtaining plans and 
specifications that will allow the erection of a high school building at 
a cost not to exceed $350,000. 



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Note— Mr. Gary dissents from this report. He believes that the 
recommendations of the Building Committee should be adopted. 

Article 5. This article seeks the appropriation of §3,000 for the 
purpose of repairing Humphrey street. This matter was considered 
by the Town Meeting under an article in the warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting and we then recommended that action be indefinitely 
postponed with the understanding that the Board of Selectmen would 
confer with the County and with the State to see if contributions 
would be made by those bodies towards the cost of the project. Since 
then conferences have been held with the result that the County and 
the Commonwealth has each set aside S3, 000 toward the cost of the 
work. No part of this contribution however can be used for repairing 
the road, but all of it must be used in new work in connection there- 
with. This new work will extend from the Lynn line to the Monument 
on the southerly side of the road, and will be of concrete construction. 
There is another area of the wood block pavement in the vicinity of 
Puritan road that is in bad condition. These blocks will have to be 
removed and a surface of concrete laid. It is estimated that the cost 
to the town for this work will be S3,000. We recommiend that this 
work be done and that the sum of S3,000 be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

There are other parts of the road that require repairing. The 
Town Engineer informs us that this can be done by covering the 
wood blocks with an asphalt emulsion. This will prolong the life 
of the blocks and will also present a surface that will be suitable and 
safe for travel. The cost of this work v;ill be S3, 000. We recommend 
therefore, that the sum of $3,000 be appropriated for this work from 
the Excess and Deficiency Fund: that the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to make an}' contract that may be necessary for new con- 
struction and also for the work of repairing, and that the entire work 
be done under the direction and supervision of the Department of 
Public Works. Division of Highways of the Commonwealth. 

Article 6. This article was before the meeting at the Annual 
Town Meeting and we then recommended that a bill be introduced 
into the Legislature to validate the action of the town whereby the 
sum of $3,153.15 was taken from the Municipal Insurance Fund and 
the Municipal Insurance I-'uiid Income for the purpose of paying pre- 
miums on insurance policies. Owing to the lateness of the year it was 
not possible to have this 1)ill enacted in the form of a law. The money, 
therefore, should be restored to the funds from which it was taken. 
We therefore recommend that the sum of $3,153.15 be appropriated 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund for this purpose. 

_ Article 7. At the last annual town meeting the subject of this 
article was considered and we recommended indefinite postponement 
Since then, however, at the last Special Town Meeting, the salaries 
of the Chief of Police and those of the other officers and patrolmen 
were increased. At this meeting many arguments were urged by sub- 
stantial taxpayers for these increases. We believe that these arguments 
are applicable with the same force to the requests made in this article 
by the members of the Fire Department. We therefore recommend 
that the following annual salaries be established for the Fire Depart- 
ment, namely: Chief, $3,000: Deputy Chief, $2,750; Captains, $2,500; 
Privates first year, $1,800; second year, $1,900; third year §2,000 and 
thereafter $2,190; said increases to become effective July 1, 1930, and 
that for this purpose the sum of §2,157.57 be appropriated from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Article 8. This article seeks the appropriation of §600 to place 
underground the cables maintained by the town along Puritan road 
in connection with its fire alarm system. The wires of the Lynn Gas 
& Electric Company and the New England Telephone & Telegraph 
Company are to be put underground and the Board of Fire Engineers 
feel that this would be an opportune time to place underground the 



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cables maintained by the town. When all this work is clone it will 
permit the removal of the wires and the supporting poles. This we 
believe will be a distinct improvement to the appearance of the street. 
We therefore recommend that this work be done under the direction 
and supervision of the Board of Fire Engineers and in accordance with 
the provisions of the by-laws relating to the letting of contracts, and 
that the sum of $600 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and 
Deficienc}^ Fund. 

Article 9. We have conferred with the Superintendent and the 
Town Engineer concerning this article and we are informed that work- 
should be done now in laying out additional lots in the cemetery. The 
cost of this work will be $3,500. We recommend that the sum of 
$3,500 be appropriated for this purpose from, the Cemetery Lots Fund, 
the work to be done under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and 
in accordance w^ith the provisions of the by-laws relating to the award- 
ing of contracts. 

Article 10. The subject matter of this article was before the 
meeting under an article in the warrant at the Annual Town Meeting. 
We recommended indefinite postponement because the road had not 
been brought to line and grade as shown on the plan in accordance 
with which said street was laid out. We now recommend that said 
road be accepted when the Town Engineer certifies in writing to the 
Board of Selectmen that it conforms in line and grade to said plan, 
and that the sum of $150 be appropriated for the purpose of making the 
street safe for travel when said certificate has been filed. 

Article 11. We recommend that action under this article be indefin- 
itely postponed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. SANTRY, Chairman, 
RALPH J. CURTIS, 
RALPH H. CARY, 
PAUL W. BRICKETT, 
DONALD REDFERN, 
JOHN A. WALDO, 

Finance Committee. 
Under Article 1, moved that the report of the Finance Committee 
be accepted and their recommendation be adopted. An amendment to 
this motion was made by Mr. Baldwin, namely: That the recom- 
mendation of the Finance Committee be amended and that Article 1 
of the Warrant be adopted. This amendment was lost, 98 voting. 
For 36, against 62. 

An amendment that Articles 2 and 3 be considered with Article 
1 was lost. For 29, against 56. 

Voted, Article 1. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Building Committee give further consideration to this 
project for the purpose of obtaining plans and specifications that will 
allow the erection of a high school building at a cost not to exceed 
$350,000. 

Voted to take up Articles 2 and 3 together. 

Report of the Committee on High School sites was read by Ralph 
H. Nutter, Chairman. 



REPORT HIGH SCHOOL SITE COMMITTEE 

At the adjourned town meeting of April 8, 1930, under an amend- 
ment to Article 73 of the town Warrant, the following vote was 
passed: "That a Committee be appointed by the Moderator w^ho shall 
designate the chairman thereof; the committee to consist of the chair- 
man of the Board of Selectmen, acting chairman of the School Com- 
mittee, chairman of the High School Committee, one Town Meeting 



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member from each precinct, to select a suitable location for a proposed 
new High School and report thereon at some future town meeting not 
later than the regular Town Meeting of 1931." 

In accordance with the above vote the following committee was 
appointed April 24th, by the Moderator: 
Ralph H. Nutter, chairman 

Henr}^ S. Baldwin, chairman High School Committee 
Nathan G. Bubier, chairman Board of Selectmen 
George C. Thomas, acting chairman School Committee 
Arthur E. Santry Philip H. Stafford 

Henry A. Sadler Roger L. Currant 

John A. Holmes Vincent P. O'Brien 

James A. MacDuflF Roy S. Bishop 

Dr. Harry M. Lowd Rufus W. Greene 

William R. Gray Clarence O. McArthur 

Frank A. Mowatt William H. McCarty 

W^arren P. Melzard 
The Committee held its first meeting on April 30, at which Philip 
H. Stafford was elected secretary. 

Subsequent meetings were held during May and June, some of 
which were joint meetings with the High School Committee, 

At an earl}^ meeting, the committee voted unanimously in favor 
of selecting a lot which should contain from ten to twelve acres, so 
that there might be ample room for future school growth also to pro- 
vide playgrounds and an athletic field adjacent to the High School 
building. 

The committee visited and carefully studied various sites in every 
section of the town. Among them were the following: 

1. Property at rear of Town Hall 

2. Present High School lot 

3. Jackson Park on Essex street 

4. Paradise road near Sunbeam Tea Room 

5. Whitney estate, Forest avenue 

6. Forest avenue near Aspen road 

7. Griffin lot on Humphrey street 

8. Phillips Park lot on Humphrey street 



EXPERT OPINION 

Following a request of your committee, Payson Smith, State Super- 
visor of Education, sent without expense to the town of Swampscott. 
Frank P. Morse, supervisor of secondary education, and Burr F. Jones, 
supervisor of elementary education, on Tuesday, May 6, for the pur- 
pose of assisting your committee by giving their unbiased expert 
opinion on the matter of a location for the new High School. 

Mr. Morse and Mr. Jones were met at the High School by school 
officials, members of the High School Committee and of the site com- 
mittee, together with Mr. Pratt, Town Engineer, 

Considerable time was spent looking over the map and getting 
general information about distribution of population and direction 
of town growth. Incidentally, Mr. Morse had made a survey of the 
present high school building in 1927 and was fairly familiar with the 
local situation. 

The party carefully inspected the various lots under consideration 
and secured from the Town Engineer information about foundation, 
drainage, cost of preparation and grading of the various lots. The 
following is quoted from the final paragraph of the report submitted 
by the State Department of Education: 

"Fortunately, Phillips Park is an excellent high school site. It 
is adequate in size. It can be easily graded, in fact much of it has 



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[Dec. 31 



already been leveled. We arc informed that borings already made 
indicate that there is excellent support for a building of the size and 
type contemplated. This lot is easily accessible as it may be reached 
by trolley lines. Finally the town owns the land. We recommend 
without hesitation that the town of Swampscott locate its proposed 
new high school building on the Phillips Park site." 



PUBLIC HEARING 

A public hearing was held at the High School on May 19, at which 
citizens of the town were urged to bring before the committee sug- 
gestions as to a suitable site for the proposed new high school building. 

No new lots were suggested at this meeting but the majority 
opinion seemed to be in favor of the PhilHps Park lot on Humphrey 
street. 



SELECTION OF SITE 

Each site was discussed separately by the committee, and, after 
careful consideration, all lots were eliminated except that on Forest 
avenue near Aspen road and Phillips Park on Humphrey street. 

The Forest avenue lot is nearer the geographical center of the 
town but not particularly accessible, being distant from any trolley 
line. The direct approach from the east is a private way closed to 
the public. If this lot should be taken the town would be faced with 
the cost of purchasing the school site together with a right of way 
through the Whitney and Hastings estates, also, with the very heavy 
expense of preparing and grading rough land with outcropping ledges. 
The estimated cost of grading alone for school site and athletic field 
as submitted by a reputable contractor is $60,000, The total cost of 
school site, approach and grading would be excessive. 

With these facts in mind, at a meeting on June 5 the committee 
voted in favor of the Phillips Park lot. The reasons for this selection 
are as follows: 

Location 

The lot is reasonably central in location being approximately half 
way between the Lynn and Marblehead boundary lines, slightly over 
three-quarters of a mile from Monument square, and, except for the 
Foster Dam section, less than two miles distant from any point in town. 

Accessibility 

The lot is easily accessible being on a main thoroughfare with 
trolley lines. We have been assured that the Eastern Mass. Street 
Railway stands ready to furnish bus service to and from any section 
of the town at reasonable cost. 

Size of Lot 

The lot, containing approximately fifteen acres, is ideal from point 
of size, being large enough for future extension of the school building, 
also for playground, athletic field and parking area. 

Modern school practice calls for an adequate playground adjacent 
to a school building. The object is not to develop championship teams 
but to give every pupil the advantage of physical training under proper 
supervision. 

Under present conditions Phillips Park is not used to any great 
extent as a playground. Occasionally, Ocean House guests get per- 
mission from the Park Department to use the base ball diamond. With 
a playground adjoining the new High School the park would serve 
not only the high school pupils but townspeople in general and become 
a decided asset to the town of Swampscott. 



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With a comiiiunity hall seating more than seven hundred people 
and an athletic field for public use, parking space olf the street is 
absoluteh- essential. The lot is large enough to provide fully for this. 

Foundation 

Borings have been made by B. J. Smith & Co., of Boston, founda- 
tion experts, who report that the soil is suitable for a foundation for 
a building much heavier than the proposed high school. The Town 
Engineer concurs in this opinion. 

Grading 

A substantial part of the Park has already been graded so that 
construction of a building could be started immediately. 

Publicity 

A modern High School located on the Phillips Park lot would 
create a very favorable impression on those passing through the town 
and would also attract desirable residents. 

Cost 

Phillips Park is not only the best lot for a High School building 
but the cheapest, being owned by the town. No taxable property would 
be destroyed by taking the lot for school use. The State Legislature 
has already given permission to use this land for school purposes. 

Summary 

Phillips Park was selected by the committee because it appears 
to be the best available site for. a High School in Swampscott. The 
location is excellent, being readily accessible and with suitable en- 
vironment. From an engineering standpoint the foundation is satis- 
factory. The lot is level and can easily be landscaped. It is sufficiently 
commanding to give the building a setting in keeping with its cost 
and importance, and finally the land may be used for school purposes 
at no cost to the taxpayers. 

Recommendation 

We recommend that the town vote to transfer Phillips Park from 
the Park Department to the School Department; said park to be used 
as a site for the proposed new High School building, playground, 
athletic field and parking area. 

In closing we wish to acknowledge with thanks the assistance 
which has been rendered to the committee by various town officials 
particularly by the Town Engineer and Town Accountant. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph H. Nutter, chairman Clarence O. MacArthur 

Philip H. Stafford, secretary Rufus W. Greene 

Henry S. Baldwin Arthur E. Santry 

Vincent P. O'Brien Harry M. Lowd 

Roger L. Currant Geo. C. Thomas 

Nathan G. Bubier Frank A. Mowatt 

Roy S. Bishop William H. McCarty 

Warren P. Melzard James A. Macduff 

Henry A. Sadler William R. Gray 

John A. Holmes 

Moved to accept and adopt the recommendation of the site com- 
mittee. An amendment was made by Mr. Greene as follows: 

That the Board of Selectmen, in behalf of the town, be and hereby 
are authorized to take in fee for public school purposes, southeasterly 
by Forest avenue approximately 665 feet, easterly by land of Elizabeth 
F. D. Whitney 485 feet, north-westerly by land of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, approximately 755 feet, westerly by land of Ralph Sevinor, 



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[Dec. 31 



approximately 575 feet, being a portion of the land assessed to Stanbon, 
Nye & Hill and Elizabeth F. D. Whitney, containing about 333,000 
square feet. Amendment was lost. For 44, against 45. 

Voted, that the town transfer Phillips Park from the Park Depart- 
ment to the School Department, said park to be used as a site for the 
proposed new High School building, a playground, athletic field and 
parking area. Said vote was lost. For 44, against 52. 

Voted, Article 4. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted, Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $6,000 be appropriated for this work from the 
Excess and Deficienc)' Fund, that the Board of Selectmen be authorized 
to make any contract that may be necessary for new construction and 
also for the work of repairing, and that the entire work be done under 
the direction and supervision of the Department of Public Works, 
Division of Highways of the Commonwealth. 

Voted, Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendation as follows: 

That the sum of $3,153.15 be appropriated from the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund for this purpose. 

Voted, Article 7. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the following annual salaries be established for the Fire 
Department, namely: 

Chief, $3,000; Deputv Chief, $2,750; Captains, $2,500; Privates, 
first year, $1,800; second year, $1,900; third year, $2,000 and thereafter 
$2,190, said increases to become effective July 1, 1930, and that, for this 
purpose, the sum of $2,157.57 be appropriated from the Excess and 
Deficiency fund. 

Voted, Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, as follows : 

That this work be done under the direction and supervision of the 
Board of Fire Engineers and in accordance with the provisions of the 
by-laws relating to the letting of contracts and that the sum of $600 
be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency fund. 

Voted, Article 9. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $3,500 be appropriated for this purpose from the 
Cemetery Lots fund, the work to be done under the direction of the 
Board of Selectmen and in accordance with the provisions of the by- 
laws relating to the awarding of contracts. 

Voted, Article 10. To accept the report of the Finaiicc rommittee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That Stanley road be accepted when the Town Engineer certifies 
in writing to the Board of Selectmen that it conformis in line and grade 
to said plan and that the sum of $150 be appropriated for the purpose 
of making the street safe for travel when said certificate has been filed. 

Voted, Article 11. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted to dissolve at 10.30 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



STATE PRIMARY 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING; 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 



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81 



are qualified to vote in primaries to meet in their respective precincts 
in said Swampscott on Tuesday, September 16, 1930, at six o'clock 
A. M., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the primary officers for the nomination 
of candidates of political parties for the follow^ing offices: Governor, 
for this Commonwealth; Lieutenant Governor, for this Commonwealth; 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, for this Commonwealth; Treasurer 
and Receiver-General, for this Commonwealth; Auditor of the Com- 
monwealth, for this Commonwealth; Attorney-General, for this Com- 
monwealth; Senator in Congress, for this Commonwealth; Represent- 
ative in Congress, for 6th Congressional District; Councillor, for 5th 
Councillor District; Senator, for 1st Senatorial District; two Represent- 
atives in General Court, for 12th Representative District; District At- 
torney, for Eastern District; Register of Probate and Insolvency, for 
Essex County; County Commissioner, for Essex County; Associate 
County Commissioners (2), for Essex County; County Treasurer, for 
Essex County, and for the election of the following officers: District 
member of State Committee for each political party for the 1st Sen- 
atorial District; 10 members of the Republican Town Committee; 10 
members of the Democratic Town committee; 12 delegates to State 
Conventions of the Republican party; 10 delegates to State Conven- 
tions of the Democratic party. 

All the above candidates and officers are to be voted for upon one 
ballot. The polls will be open from 6 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meetings as 
directed by vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-ninth day of August, A. D., 
1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed. I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Post Offices, Town Hall, at least one public and con- 
spicuous place in each precinct in the town and at or in the immediate 
vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott, on Thursday, Septem- 
ber 4, 1930. The posting of said notices being seven days before the 
time of said meeting, 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



TO FINANCE BOARD 

September 11, 1930. 
John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, appointed Harry E. Whitten, 20 
Ocean View road, a member of the Finance Committee from Precinct 
seven, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James W. Santry. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



STATE PRIMARY 
Tuesday, September 16, 1930. 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant, the voters assembled at 
their several precincts in town and were called to order by their 
presiding officers. The Warrant calling the meeting and the return 
thereon was read by the clerk in each precinct. 

The following precinct officers were appointed by the Selectmen, 
and qualified for the office. 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan (R); Clerk, Robert B. 
Hegarty (D); Inspectors, Robert L. Cunningham (D), Lewis A. Cole- 
man (R); Tellers, Charles A. Bryson (D), William H. Dow (R), 
Hueburt C. Griffin (R), Franklin H. Keating. 

Precinct 2. Warden, Harry E. Cahoon (R); Clerk, John E. Co- 
ville (D); Inspectors, Louis N. Crocker (R), Leon D. Monty (D); 
Tellers, Martha F. Duran (R), Belle M. Walsh (D), Louis Sherman 
(R), Mary G. Stone (D). 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis (R); Clerk, Albert Stone (D); 
Inspectors, Burton R. Carroll (R), Harold R. Young (D); Tellers, 
William O. Titcomb (R), Charles E. Melzard (R), James H. Sul- 
livan (D). 

Precinct 4. Warden, Daniel F. Knowlton (R); Clerk, Donald S. 
Sawyer (D); Inspectors, James W. Robertson (R), John B. Cahoon 
(D); Tellers, Horace P. Fifield (R), Thomas J. McManus (D), Bessie 
F. Maguire (D), Warren P. Melzard (R). 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm (R); Clerk, Raymond H. 
Owen (D); Inspectors, Walter L. Kehoe (D), Irving A. Curtis (R); 
Tellers, Alice E. Leslie (D), Winnifred G. Jacobs (R), Bary G. Bryce 
(D), John T. Morrison (R). 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story (R); Clerk, Timothv J. 
Ryan (D); Inspectors, John T. Merchant (R), John H. Coan (D): 
Tellers, Harry G. Hutchinson (R), Mary Turner (D), Mary Collins 
(D), Elliott A. Bunting (R). 

Precinct 7. Warden, Charles A. Addison (R); Clerk, Eustis D. 
Grimes (D); Inspectors, Charles M. Cahoon (R), Bernard J. Nevins 
(D); Tellers, Howard I. Young (R), Joseph C. Palmer (R), Patrick 
H. McGeough (D), Henry E. Acker (D). 

Precinct 8. Warden, Charles A. Flagg (R); Clerk, Mary Donlan 
(D); Inspectors, Louise A. Miller (R), Mary F. Gannon (D); Tellers, 
Olive Flagg (R), Wm. C. Hill (R), Ellen O. Lynch (D), Margaret 
T. Duratti (D). 

The polls were opened at 6 o'clock A. M. and closed at 4:30 
o'clock P. M. 

The result was declared at 7:30 P. M. The ballot boxes registered 
correctly and checks on the check list agreed with the number of 
ballots cast. 





Republican 


Democratic 


Precinct 1 . 


105 


24 


Precinct 2 


141 


14 


Precinct 3 


139 


11 


Precinct 4 


139 


11 


Precinct 5 


161 


7 


Precinct 6 


106 


15 


Precinct 7 


117 


30 


Precinct 8 .— . 


203 


15 


Total vote cast 


nil 


127 



1930] 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK 



83 



REPUBLICAN BALLOT 

Precincts 

For Governor: 
Frank G. Allen. Norwood 
John D. Devir, Maiden 
Blanks 

For Lieut. Governor: 
Wm. S. Youngman, Boston 
Blanks 

For Secretary: 
Frederick W. Cook, Somerville 
Blanks 

For Treasurer: 
James \V. Bean, Cambridge 
Fred J. Burrell. Medford 
R. D. Chase. Longmeadow 
E. D. Whitaker, N. Adams 
Geo. B. Willard, Brookline 
J. W. Wethington, Dedham 
R. A. Wood, Cambridge 
C. L. Burrill, Boston 
Blanks 

For Auditor: 
J. N. Carriere, Fitchburg 
Alonzo B. Cook, Boston 
Blanks 

For Attorney-General : 
J. E. Warren, Taunton 
Blanks 

For Senator in Congress: 
W. M. Butler, Boston 
E. S. Draper. Hopedale 
A. J. Gillis. Xewburvport 
Blanks 

For Congress, Sixth District: 
A. Piatt Andrew, Gloucester 
M. N. Brookings. Gloucester 
Blanks 

For Councillor, Fifth District: 
A. Bower, Lawrence 8 8 8 5 9 5 10 14 67 

E. B. Eraser, Lynn 76 110 119 117 141 91 97 159 910 
H. F. MacWilliams. Xewburvoort 24241022 17 
Blanks ' 19 19 10 13 10 10 8 28 117 

For Senator, First Essex District: 

F. W. Osborne, Lvnn 70 104 106 110 137 84 89 166 866 
W. E. Sexton, Lvnn 15 16 15 11 14 11 17 13 112 
Blanks " 20 21 18 18 10 11 11 24 133 

For Representatives in General Court, Twelfth Essex District: 
J. D. Bentlev. Swampscott 85 117 115 116 139 90 102 156 920 

Harrv E. Dav, Salem 49 63 88 87 96 64 56 107 610 

Blanks ' 76 102 75 75 87 58 76 143 692 

For District Attornev, Eastern District: 
Hugh A. Cregg, Methuen 21 29 36 44 50 37 25 55 297 

Edward F. Flynn, Lynn 28 40 42 38 42 24 28 48 290 

John W. Morgan, Lynn 46 64 51 53 61 38 59 80 452 

Blanks 10 8 10 4 8 7 5 20 72 

For Register of Probate & Insolvencv: 
Horace H. Atherton, Lvnn 84 117 116 126 146 94 101 176 960 

Blanks 21 24 23 13 15 12 16 27 151 

For Countv Commissioner, Essex: 

Frank H. Giles, Methuen 7 14 988767 66 

James X. Hume, Methuen 1 1 2 1 2 7 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


92 133 


126 


134 


155 


103 


104 


192 1039 


6 


2 


8 





5 


1 


8 


5 


35 


7 


6 


5 


5 


1 


2 


5 


6 


37 


86 


117 


121 


122 


146 


92 


100 


181 


965 


19 


24 


18 


17 


15 


14 


17 


22 


146 


85 


114 


111 


124 


149 


93 


97 


171 


744 


20 


27 


28 


15 


12 


13 


20 


32 


167 


9 


14 


8 


8 


7 


8 


3 


13 


70 


14 


30 


30 


27 


34 


20 


18 


35 


208 


18 


14 


15 


19 


7 


7 


14 
It 


23 


219 








3 


4 


6 


3 


3 


■3 
O 


9? 


6 


14 


18 


11 


21 


13 


13 


33 


129 


2 





1 


3 


9 


2 


2 


15 


34 


8 


9 




7 


8 


3 


12 


9 


61 


17 


34 


38 


44 


47 


34 


38 


47 


299 


31 


26 


21 


16 


22 


16 


14 


25 


171 


17 


16 


18 


38 


39 


25 


34 


53 


240 


67 


106 


101 


86 


110 


69 


71 


119 


729 


21 


19 


20 


15 


12 


12 


12 


31 


142 


79 


114 


112 


123 


140 


94 


97 


171 


930 


26 


27 


27 


16 


21 


12 


20 


32 


181 


51 


70 


58 


90 


88 


59 


55 


73 


544 


33 


58 


73 


40 


65 


41 


55 


125 


490 


9 


5 


4 


5 


2 


1 


7 


3 


36 


12 


8 


4 


4 


6 


5 





2 


41 


64 


94 


91 


94 


111 


71 


92 


165 


782 


23 


35 


36 


33 


42 


27 


21 


26 


243 


18 


12 


12 


12 


8 


8 


4 


12 


86 



84 



TOWN docump:nts 



(l)(.'c. 31 



Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


Joseph F. Smith, Lynnfield 


22 


21 


20 


16 


30 


11 


13 


16 


149 


Raymond H. Trefrv, Marblehcad 53 


80 


91 


90 


99 


73 


79 


140 


705 


Blanks 


23 


26 


18 


24 


22 


15 


18 


38 


184 


For Associate Commissioners, 


Essex: 
















Edwin C. Lewis, Lynn 


74 


109 


102 


1 10 


129 


84 


87 


146 


841 


Edgar S. Rideout, Beverly 


60 


73 


86 


95 


106 


68 


68 


134 


690 


Blanks 


76 


100 


90 


*7 1 

/3 


is/ 


/"A 

60 


"TA 

79 


1 o^ 

126 


691 


For County Treasurer, Essex: 




















Harold T. Thurston, Lynn 


76 


109 


113 


1 1 c 

115 


137 


o •? 

87 


94 


159 


OAA 

890 


Blanks 


29 


32 


26 


24 


24 


19 


23 


44 


221 


For State Committee, First Essex District 


• 












Effie S. Atwill, Lynn 


66 


89 


90 


86 


123 


81 


72 


132 


739 


Blanks 


39 


52 


49 


53 


"JO 


2d 


45 


•71 

71 


'?'70 

372 


For Delegates to State Convention: 
















Blanche B. Bicknell 


77 


113 


112 


118 


139 


85 


94 


162 


900 


Nathan G. Bubier 


75 


112 


111 


112 


136 


88 


96 


161 


891 


Edward E. Call 


73 


107 


103 


1 10 


lol 


82 


91 


1 ro 

158 


O c c 

855 


Nellie M. Cary 


69 


106 


105 


110 


128 


82 


91 


1 r zr 

156 


847 


William F. Craig 


70 


108 


107 


111 


133 


O f 

83 


93 


1 ro 

158 


863 


c?4..«»— i. *D trills 

btuart r. LIlis 




lOo 


108 


111 


134 


85 


91 


158 


870 


George A. Heath 


70 


108 


106 


1 An 
109 


132 


O 4 

84 


93 


156 


o ro 

8d8 


Mary A. Ingalls 


74 


108 


106 


132 


132 


oo 
8Z 


A 

93 


160 


887 


Edward A. Maxfield • 


71 


108 


106 


112 


135 


o •? 

83 


AO 

92 


159 


866 


Addie F. Nelson 


70 


108 


103 


107 


132 


79 


A1 

91 


157 


847 


Kendall A. Sanderson 


73 


113 


106 


117 


135 


O A 

84 


96 


163 


887 


Sarah E. Kimball 


70 


111 


104 


110 


132 


80 


94 


161 


862 


Blanks 


393 


382 


391 


309 333 


275 


289 


527 2899 


For Town Committee: 




















Joseph Atwood 


74 


107 


105 


106 


133 


O A 

84 


A1 

91 


162 


862 


James D. Bentley 


81 


110 


111 


108 


135 


oo 
8Z 


A1 

91 


161 


879 


Blanche B. Bicknell 


79 


110 


104 


107 


135 


83 


91 


160 


871 


Harry E. Cahoon 


81 


111 


106 


106 


132 


84 


91 


158 


869 


Stuart P. Ellis 


77 


107 


106 


104 


133 


85 


90 


155 


857 


Addie F. Nelson 


74 


104 


100 


103 


131 


81 


90 


154 


837 


Kendall A. Sanderson 


73 


109 


104 


109 


134 


84 


Q9 


159 


864 


Mary A. Ingalls 


72 


107 


104 


106 


130 


82 


90 


156 


847 


Charles E. Melzard 


73 


103 


106 


102 


130 


83 


91 


153 


841 


Sarah E. Kimball 


72 


105 


106 


105 


131 


82 


92 


159 


852 


Blanks 


294 


337 


338 332 286 230 


261 


453 


2531 


DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 












Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


For Governor: 




















John J. Cummings, Boston 


2 





1 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


10 


Joseph B. Ely, Westfield 


7 


8 


10 


7 


5 


2 


1 o 

18 


5 


62 


John F. Fitzgerald, Boston 


7 


6 





3 


1 


10 


9 


8 


44 


Blanks 


8 














1 


1 


1 


11 


For Lieut. Governor: 




















Strabo V. Claggett, Newton 


5 


5 


6 


4 


2 


3 


A 


3 


37 


John F. Malley, Newton 


2 


4 


4 


1 


3 


5 


o 

2 


1 


22 


Charles S. Murphy, Worcester 


6 


3 





3 





3 


6 


3 


24 


M. C. O'Neill, Everett 


5 


1 


1 


1 


1 


4 


5 


8 


26 


Blanks 


6 


1 





2 


1 





o 

8 





18 


For Secretary: 




















Arthur G. Flynn, Revere 


7 


6 


3 


4 


2 


11 


in 


7 


50 


Chester J. O'Brien, Boston 


8 


2 


2 


2 


2 


1 


5 


4 


26 


Joseph Santosnosso, Boston 


5 


4 


6 


3 


2 


2 


8 


2 


32 


Blanks 


4 


2 





2 


1 


1 


7 


2 


19 


For Treasurer: 




















John H. Dorsey, Boston 


2 


1 


2 


1 





1 


6 


3 


16 



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85 



Precincts 1 

Charles F. Hurley, Cambridge 7 

Fred H. Rourke. Lowell 5 

Blanks 10 

For Auditor: 

Francis X. Hurley, Cambridge 2 

Francis J. O'Gorman, Boston 7 

Terome J. Shea, Greenfield 5 

"Blanks 10 

For Attorney-General: 

Henry P. Fielding. Boston 3 

WiHiam R. Schaeton, Reading 2 

Harold W. Sullivan. Boston 7 

Blanks 12 

For Senator in Congress: 

Marcus A. Coolidge, Fitchburg 7 

Eugene N. I'"oss. Boston 1 

Peter J. Joyce, Boston 

Thomas C. O'Biren, Boston 9 

Joseph F. O'Connell, Boston 4 

Blanks 3 

For Congressman : 

Charles D. Smith, Gloucester 13 

Blanks 11 

For Councillor. Fifth District: 

Louis A. Kotarski, Salem 11 

Blanks 13 

For Senator, First Essex: 

Joseph H. Haggerty, Lynn 5 

William E. Sexton, Lynn 2 

Wm. F. Shanahan, Swampscott 12 

Blanks 5 

For Representatives, General Court, 12th Essex 

Blanks 48 28 22 22 

For District Attorney, Eastern District 

John A. Costello, Lawrence 4 3 
Edward B. O'Brien, Marblehead 15 9 

Blanks 5 2 

For Register of Probate & Insolvency: 

Charles F. Spencer, Lynn 13 8 8 

Blanks 11 6 3 

For County Commissioner, Essex: 

Mary F. Bowen, Lynnfield 9 5 7 3 

George A. Cornet, Lynnfield 6 6 3 6 

Blanks 9 3 12 

For Associate Commissioner: 

Charles M. Boyle, Peabody 10 6 5 5 

Cornelius F. Harrington, Salem 13 5 9 5 

Blanks 25 12 8 12 

For Countv Treasurer, Essex: 

Robert \Y. M. White, Lynn 12 7 9 8 

Blanks 12 7 2 3 

For State Committee, First Essex District: 

Edward 1. Buckley, Lvnn 11 7 10 7 

Charles A. Wilson, Lynn 3 112 

Blanks 10 6 2 

For Delegates State Convention: 
Blanks ^ 240 140 110 110 

For Town Committee: 
Blanks 240 140 110 110 

Dissolved at 7:30 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH 



1 

10 

3 



9 
2 


1 
10 





1 

10 






6 


4 
1 



1 

5 


9 
2 

6 
5 



10 

1 



7 

10 
3 
11 

6 

10 
3 
11 

6 
3 

12 

9 

15 

3 

2 
6 
4 



8 Tot. 

9 53 

2 25 

1 33 

3 16 
9 53 

2 25 
1 33 

3 29 
1 10 
8 57 
3 31 



5 9 10 5 
2 6 20 10 



4 11 13 11 
3 4 17 4 



49 
12 
1 

28 
27 
10 



2 10 12 10 70 
5 5 18 5 57 



61 

66 



5 11 19 10 
2 5 2 
District: 

14 30 60 30 254 



12 
10 
87 
18 



2 1 3 1 16 
5 13 21 13 95 
1 6 1 16 



75 
52 



6 52 
5 43 
4 32 



12 10 60 



8 12 



63 



15 36 13 126 



10 13 
5 17 



71 
56 



17 8 
2 3 
11 



76 
16 

4 35 



70 150 300 150 1270 

70 150 300 150 1270 

D. MERRITT. 
Town Clerk. 



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[Dec. 31 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY RECOUNT 

September 23, 1930 
A petition was filed with the Board of Registrars for a recount of 
votes cast for District Attorney (Republican), at the primary, Septem- 
ber 16, 1930, same being held on September 23, 1930, at the Town 
Hall. The Board of Registrars were assisted by the following: Arthur 
C, Eaton, Frank G. Melvin, George J. Place, Harry E. Gaboon, Ken- 
neth Place, Stuart P. Ellis, John B. Earp, Horace R. Parker and Lewis 
A. Coleman. The result was as follows: 

Hugh A. Gregg, 295 lost 2; Edward F. Flynn, 294 gained 4; 
John W. Morgan, 451 lost 1; Blanks 71, lost 1. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



STATE PRIMARY 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Essex, ss. , 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 
are qualified to vote in primaries to meet in their respective precincts 
in said Swampscott on Tuesday, October 21, 1930, at 1 o'clock P. M., 
for the following purpose: 

To bring in their votes to the primary officers for the nomination 
of candidate of political parties for the following office: Sheriff, for 
Essex County. And all the above candidates are to be voted for upon 
one ballot. The polls will be open from 1:00 to 6:00 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meetings as 
directed by vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this tenth day of October, A. D. 1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town and at or in the immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station in Swampscott on Thursday, September 4, 
1930, the posting of said notices being seven days before the time of 
said meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 
Constable. 



SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY 
Tuesday, October 21, 193b 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters assembled 
at their several precincts in the town and were called to order by 
their presiding officers. The warrant calling the meeting and the 



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return thereon was read by the clerk in each precinct. The following 
precinct officers were appointed by the Selectmen and qualified for the 
office. 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan (R); Clerk, Robert B. 
Hegarty (D); Inspectors, Robert L. Cunningham (D), Lewis A. Cole- 
man (R). 

Precinct 2. Warden, Harry E. Cahoon (R); Clerk, John E. Co- 
villc (D); Inspectors, Louis N. Crocker (R), Leon D. Monty (D). 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis (R); Clerk, Albert Stone 
(D); Inspectors, Burton R. Carroll (R), Harold R. Young (D). 

Precinct 4. Warden, Daniel F. Knowlton (R); Clerk, Donald S. 
Sawyer (D); Inspectors, James W. Robertson (R), John B. Ca- 
hoon (D). 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm (R); Clerk, Raymond H. 
Owen (D); Inspectors, Walter L. Kehoe (D), Irving A. Curtis (R). 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story (R); Clerk, Timothy J. 
Ryan (D); Inspectors, John T. Merchant (R), John H. Coan (D). 

Precinct 7. Warden, Charles D. Addison (R); Clerk, Eustis D. 
Grimes (D); Inspectors, Charles M. Cahoon (R), Bernard J. Nev- 
ins (D). 

Precinct 8. Warden, Frank F. Sonigan (R); Clerk, Mary Don- 
Ian (D; Inspectors, Sarah Connors (D), Wm. C. Hill (R). 

The polls were opened at 1 o'clock P. M, and closed at 6 P. M. 
The result was declared at 6:30 P. M. The ballot boxes registered 
correctly and checks on voting list agreed with number of ballots cast. 



Republican Democratic 



Precinct 1 


44 




3 








Precinct 2 


58 




4 








Precinct 3 


. 36 




3 








Precinct 4 


27 




5 








Precinct 5 - 


39 













Precinct 6 


32 




3 








Precinct 7 


37 




5 








Precinct 8 


42 




7 








Total vote cast 


315 




30 








REPUBLICAN BALLOT 












Precincts 


12 3 4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


For Sheriff (to fill vacancy), Essex County: 












Geo. J. Bates, Salem 


15 27 20 9 


17 


16 


17 


15 


136 


Frank E. Raymond, Ipswich 


29 31 16 18 


21 


16 


20 


27 


178 


Blanks 





1 











1 


DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 












For Sheriff (to fill vacancy), Essex County: 












Matthew S. White, Lynn 


3 3 2 2 





2 


4 


4 


20 


Charles A. Wilson, Lynn 


10 3 





1 




3 


9 


Blanks 


10 














1 


Dissolved at 6.32 P. M. 














Attest : 


RALPH D. MERRITT, 





Town Clerk. 



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[Dec. 31 



STATE ELECTION 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 
are qualified to vote in elections to meet in their respective precincts 
in said Swampscott on Tuesday, November 4, 1930, at 6:00 o'clock 
A. M., for the following purposes: To bring in their votes to the 
election officers on one ballot for the following offices: Governor, Lieu- 
tenant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Sen- 
ator in Congress, Congressman, Councillor, Senator, Representatives in 
General Court (2), District Attorney, Register of Probate and In- 
solvency, County Commissioner, Associate County Commissioner (2), 
County Treasurer, Sheriff. 

To vote YES or NO on the following questions: 
Question No. 1 Proposed Amendment to the Constitution — Shall 
an amendment to the constitution relative to the apportionment of sen- 
atorial, representative and councillor districts, further described as 
follows : 

The proposed amendment of the Constitution provides for the 
annulment of Article XXI of the Articles of Amendment of the Con- 
stitution and the substitution therefor of a new Article XXI, and for 
the annulment of Article XXII of the Articles of Amendment of the 
Constitution and the substitution therefor of a new^ Article XXII. The 
proposed amendment embodies in substance the following changes in 
and additions to said Articles XXI and XXII: 

1. In proposed Article XXI, towns of twelve thousand inhabitants 
or more may be divided in forming representative districts. No pre- 
cincts, however, in such towns may be divided. In taking the census 
the special enumeration of legal voters shall specify the number re- 
siding in each precinct of such towns. Under existing Amendment 
XXI no town may be divided and no specification of the number of 
voters in a precinct is required. 

2. The division of a county into representative districts and the 
apportionment of representatives to districts therein is to be made 
by "The county commissioners or other body acting as such or, in 
lieu thereof, such board of special commissioners in each county as 
may for that purpose be provided by law, ..." Under Article XXI 
as it now stands the division and apportionment is made by "The 
mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston, the county commissioners 
of other counties than Suffolk — or in lieu of the mayor and aldermen 
of the city of Boston, or of the county commissioners in each county 
other than Suffolk, such board of special commissioners in each county, 
to be elected by the people of the county, or of the towns therein, as 
may for that purpose be provided by law, . . ." The time for assembling 
of such commissioners, board or body for the purpose of making such 
division and apportionment is also changed, from the first Tuesday of 
August next after each assignment by the Legislature of the number 
of representatives to each county, to a time within thirty days after 
certification by the Secretary of the Commonwealth to such com- 
missioners, board or body of the number so assigned, or within such 
other period as the General Court may by law provide. 

3. Under the proposed Articles, each special enumeration shall 
be the basis for determining the districts, senatorial, representative 
and councillor, for the ten-year period beginning in the fourth January 
following said special enumeration and the present division of districts 
is to remain in effect until January, 1939. Under the existing amend- 
ments the ten-year period is the period between the taking of each 
census. (Thus, the next redivision based upon the next census in 



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1935 would, under the proposed Articles, affect those elected in 1938 
to hold office beginning in January, 1939, instead of affecting those 
elected in 1936 to hold office beginning in January, 1937. Under 
existing amendments representation of newly created districts begins 
in January of the second year after each ten-year census, whereas under 
the proposed article it would begin in January of the fourth year 
thereafter.) The number of representatives (240), senators (40), and 
councillors (8) is not changed. 

4. The Legislature may limit the time within which a division of 
representative, councillor or senatorial districts may be questioned by 
judicial proceedings. The existing amendments contain no provision 
that itself limits or authorizes the Legislature to limit such time, which 
received in a joint session of the two Houses held May 17, 1928, 182 
votes in the affirmative and 48 in the negative, and at a joint session 
of the two Houses held May 26, 1930, received 155 votes in the affirm- 
ative and 88 in the negative, be approved? (Yes) (No). 

Question No. 2 — Law Proposed by Initiative Petition. Shall the 
proposed law which amends the General Laws by striking out chapter 
138, section 2a, which section provides that, "No person shall manu- 
facture, transport by air craft, water craft or vehicle, import or export 
spirituous or intoxicating liquor as defined by section three, or certain 
non-intoxicating beverages as defined by section one, unless in each 
instance he shall have obtained the permit or other authority required 
therefor by the laws of the United States and the regulations made 
thereunder," which law was disapproved in the House of Represent- 
atives by a vote of 110 in the affirmative and 123 in the negative and 
in the Senate by a vote of 11 in the affirmative and 26 in the negative, 
be approved? (Yes) (No). 

Question No. 3 — Law Proposed by Initative Petition. Shall the 
proposed law which amends General Laws, chapter 131 by inserting 
therein a new section number 59a, which in substance makes it a mis- 
demeanor punishable by a fine of fifty dollars for any person to use, 
set or maintain any trap or other device for the capture of fur-bearing 
animals which is likely to cause continued suffering to an animal caught 
therein and which is not designed to kill the animal at once or to take 
it alive unhurt, except traps or other devices for protection against 
vermin, set or maintained wnthin fifty yards of any building or cul- 
tivated plot of land to the use of which the presence of vermin may be 
detrimental, which law was disapproved in the Senate by a vote of 12 
in the affirmative and 24 in the negative, and in the House of Repre- 
sentatives by a vote of 48 in the affirmative and 167 in the negative, be 
approved? (Yes) (No). 

The polls will be open from 6 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting as 
directed by vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of October, A.D. 
1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the town and at or in the immediate vicinity 



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[Dec. 31 



of each railroad station in Swampscott on Saturda\', October 25, 1930, 
the posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said 
meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



STATE ELECTION 
Tuesday, Novembr 4, 1930 

In accordance with the Warrant the voters assembled at the voting 
places in the precincts of the town, and were called to order at 6 P. M. 
by the warden in each precinct. The Warrant calling the meeting was 
read by the clerk with the return thereon, in each precinct. 

The following were qualified as precinct officers: 

Precinct 1. Warden, Edward H. Jordan (R); Clerk, Robert B. 
Hegartv (D); Inspectors. Lewis A. Coleman (R), Franklin H. Keat- 
ing; Te'llers, Charles A. Bryson (D), William H. Dow (R), Hulbert C. 
Griffin (R), William F. Hegarty (D). 

Precinct 2, Warden, Harry E. Cahoon (R); Clerk, John E. Co- 
ville (D); Inspectors, Louis N. Crocker (R), Leon D. Montv (D); 
Tellers, Martha F. Duren (R), Belle M. Walsh (D), Louis Sherman 
(R), Mary G. Stone (D). 

Precinct 3. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis (R); Clerk, Albert Stone (D); 
Inspectors, Burton R. Carroll (R), Harold R. Young (D); Tellers, 
William O. Titcomb (R), Charles E. Melzard (R), Aimer A. Jackson, 
James H. Sullivan (D). 

Precinct 4. Warden, Daniel F, Knowlton (R); Clerk, Donald S. 
Sawyer (D); Inspectors, James W. Robertson (R), Thomas J. Mc- 
Manus (D); Tellers, Horace P. Fifield (R), Bessie F. Maguire (D), 
Warren P. Melzard (R), Page T. Bearse (D), Elsie M. Stiles (R), 
Lillian M. Antell (D). 

Precinct 5. Warden, Albert Enholm (R); Clerk, Raymond H. 
Owen (D); Inspectors, Walter L. Kehoe (D), Irving A. Curtis (R); 
Tellers, Alice E. Leslie (D), Winnifred G. Jacobs (R). Mary G. Boyce 
(D), John B. Earp (R). 

Precinct 6. Warden, Herman E. Story (R); Clerk, Timothy J. 
Ryan (D); Inspectors, John T. Merchant (R), George H. Coan (D); 
Tellers, Harry G. Hutchinson (R), Mary Turner (D), Anna Burke 
(D), Elliott A. Bunting (R). 

Precinct 7. Warden, Charles D. Addison (R); Clerk, Eustis D. 
Grimes (D); Inspectors, Charles M. Cahoon (R), Bernard J. Nevins 
(D); Tellers, Katherine Hodges (R), Howard R. Young (R). Patrick 
H. McGeough (D). Henry E. Acker (D). 

Precinct 8. Warden, Charles A. Flagg (R); Clerk, Mary Donlan 
(D); Inspectors, Sarah E. Connors (D), Cyril J. Gannon (D); Tellers, 
Olive Flagg (R), William C. Hill (R), Ellen Q. Lynch (D), Margaret 
Durrati (D). 

The balloting started at 6 A. M. and the count started at 2 o'clock 
P. M. Polls closed at 4:30 P. M. The ballot boxes registered correctly 
and the checks on the voting list agreed with the bailors cast. 



There were cast 


in: 








Precinct 1 


410 






410 


Precinct 2 


468 






468 


Precinct 3 


410 


3 


A. \\ 


413 


Precinct 4 


424 






424 


Precinct 5 


453 


3 


A. V. 


456 


Precinct 6 


420 


1 


A. V. 


421 


Precinct 7 


487 


1 


A. V. 


488 


Precinct 8 


575 


7 


A. V. 


582 


Total vote cast. 


3662. The 


rt-suh 


of the balloting 


was declared 



at 9:00 P. M. 



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91 



2 3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Tot. 


11 5 


6 


6 


7 


6 


4 


• 52 


334 283 337 361 


309 


291 


467 


2623 


2 


1 





A 










3 


119 119 


79 


88 


1 A'7 

103 


183 


1 A /I 

104 


945 


1 


1 





U 


1 


rv 
U 


c 




2 5 





1 


9 


/ 


7 
/ 


"XX 


105 116 


73 


84 


97 


171 


108 


892 


1 


2 








2 


1 


8 


7 2 


3 


1 


2 


1 





24 


1 3 


1 





5 


1 


2 


15 



Precincts 1 

For Governor: 
John W. Acker, Chelsea (SL) 7 
Frank G. Allen, Norwood (R) 241 
Harry J. Canter, Boston (C) 
[oseph B. Ely, Westfield (D) 151 
Alfred Baker Lewis, Camb. (S) 2 
Blanks 9 

For Lieutenant Governor: 
Strabo V. Claggeth, Newton (D) 138 
Maria C. Correia, N. Bedford (C) 2 
Stephen J. Surridge, Lynn (SL) 8 
Edith M. Williams, Brookline (S) 2 
Wm. S. Youngman, Boston, (R) 237 336 281 325 367 301 290 455 2592 
Blanks 23 18 11 20 4 16 23 16 131 

For Secretary: 

D. J. Blessington, Somerville (SL) 6 2 1 2 2 1 2 16 
Frederic W. Cook, Som'ville (R) 222 339 269 319 363 303 283 443 2541 
Albert S. Coolidge, Pittsfield (S) 10 11 20 4 5 5 4 59 
James W. Dawson, Boston (C) 11 2 1 2 2 1 1 20 
Chester J. O'Brien, Boston (D) 128 91 108 76 79 89 171 103 845 
Blanks 33 23 14 21 12 21 27 30 181 

For Treasurer: 

F. Jefferson Burrell, Medfd (R) 209 297 240 263 264 236 223 283 2015 
Era Hoffman, Boston (C) 4 1 3 1 1 10 

Charles F. Hurley, Camb'ge (D) 150 131 139 113 155 145 216 246 1295 
Walter S. Hutchins, Greenfield (S) 9 2 6 5 1 2 2 2 29 
Charles S. Oram, Boston (SL) 44000010 9 
Blanks 34 33 28 40 35 37 46 51 304 

For Auditor: 

Alonzo B. Cook, Boston (R) 233 326 274 304 324 286 266 366 2379 
Harry Fieldman, Springfield (S) 12 2 3 
Francis X. Hurley, Camb'ge (D) 127 110 115 
Albert Oddie, Brockton (C) 3 11 

Fred E. Oelcher, Peabody (SL) 4 3 
Blanks 31 26 20 

For Attorney General: 
Morris I. Becker, Boston (SL) 5 3 1 
John W. Janhonen, Gardner (C) 2 2 1 
John W. Sherman, Boston (S) 6 3 2 
Harold W. Sullivan, Boston (D) 129 97 83 
Joseph E. Warner, Taunton (R) 231 342 310 325 378 313 305 460 2664 
Blanks 37 21 16 28 10 22 30 27 191 

For Senator in Congress: 
W. M. Butler, Boston (R) 201 319 264 311 352 287 259 422 2415 

Marcus A. Coolidge, Fitchb'g (D) 187 134 141 104 99 121 208 148 1142 
Oscar Kensalas, Springfield (SL) 5 2 
Max Lerner, Worcester (C) 11 
Sylvester J. McBridg, Watert'n (S) 4 1 
Blanks 12 11 

For Congressman, Sixth District: 
A. Piatt Andrew, Gloucester (R) 256 362 305 320 370 314 306 467 2700 
Charles D. Smith, Gloucester (D) 124 85 88 72 69 81 153 88 760 
Blanks 30 21 20 32 17 26 29 27 202 

For Councillor, Fifth District: 
Eugene B. Eraser, Lynn (R) 257 375 321 341 390 323 326 480 2813 
Louis A. Kotarski, Salem (D) 114 68 69 50 52 71 116 75 615 
Blanks 39 25 23 33 14 27 46 27 234 

For Senator, First Essex District: 
Frank W. Osborn, Lynn (R) 221 326 262 300 342 296 267 441 2355 
Wm. F. Shanahan, Swamp. (D) 174 134 144 113 105 115 205 122 1112 
Blanks IS 8 7 11 9 10 16 19 95 



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Precincts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot. 

For Representatives in General Court, Twelfth Essex District: 
James D. Bentley, Swamp. (R) 315 402 344 358 394 348 329 506 3046 
Harry E. Day, Salem (D) 182 234 203 218 253 210 224 311 1835 

Blanks 323 300 279 272 265 284 373 347 2443 

For District Attorney, Eastern District: 
John A. Costello, Lawrence (D) 137 99 109 53 73 92 159 95 817 
Hugh A. Cregg, Methuen (R) 223 328 277 312 360 296 276 450 2522 
Blanks 50 41 27 59 23 33 53 37 323 

For Register of Probate and Insolvency, Essex Countv: 
Horace H. Atherton, Jr., Lynn(R)235 349 290 331 381 303 307 477 2673 
Charles F. Spencer, Lynn (D) 129 82 98 55 56 87 131 75 713 
Blanks 46 37 25 38 19 31 50 30 276 

For County Commissioner, Essex County: 
Mary F. Bowen, Lynnfield (D) 132 74 95 69 66 82 139 92 749 
Raymond H. Trefrey, M'h'd (R) 217 340 285 311 364 294 303 451 2565 
Blanks 61 54 33 44 26 45 46 39 348 

For Associate Commissioners, Essex County: 
Charles M. Boyle, Peabody (D) 118 66 84 50 57 76 128 77 656 
C. F. Harrington, Salem (D) 112 78 85 55 53 66 119 73 641 
Edwin C. Lewis, Lynn (R) 206 307 255 294 340 266 256 410 2334 
Edgar A. Rideout, Beverly (R) 187 277 227 300 311 250 250 386 2188 
Blanks 197 208 175 149 151 184 223 218 1505 

For County Treasurer, Essex County: 
Harold E. Thurston, Lynn (R) 220 324 275 302 361 291 281 442 2496 
Robert W. M. White, Lynn (D) 137 96 97 80 70 85 154 88 807 
Blanks 53 48 41 42 25 45 53 52 359 

For Sheriff (to fill vacancy), Essex County: 
Frank E. Raymond, Ipswich (R) 222 330 267 308 350 298 297 435 2507 
Matthew S. White, Lynn (D^ 131 87 106 61 71 73 131 87 747 
Blanks 57 51 40 55 35 50 60 60 408 

Question No. 1 — An amendment to the constitution relative to the 
apportionment of senatorial representative and councillor districts, be 
approved: 

Yes 149 168 156 180 198 167 194 300 1512 

No 58 61 58 65 66 63 58 82 511 

Blanks 203 239 199 179 192 191 236 200 1639 

Question No. 2 — Shall the proposed law w^hich amends the General 
Laws by striking out Chapter 138 Section 2A, which section provides 
that "No person shall manufacture, transport by air craft, water craft 
or vehicle, import or export spirituous or intoxicating liquors as defined 
by section one unless in each instance he shall have obtained the permit 
or other authority required therefor by laws of the United States and 
the regulations made thereunder, be approved? 

Yes 189 155 188 161 164 147 225 296 1525 

No 158 244 169 213 238 199 186 223 1630 

Blanks 63 69 56 50 54 75 77 63 507 

Question No. 3 — Amendment to General Laws, Chapter 131: 
Yes 203 251 235 246 262 229 263 377 2066 

No 109 112 86 83 99 103 109 110 811 

Blanks 98 105 92 95 95 89 116 95 785 

Dissolved at 9:05 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT 
Thursday, December 4, 1930 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 



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to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Thursday, the fourth day of December at 7:30 
P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the ac- 
count of Overlay Reserve to the account of Public Welfare, the sum 
of two thousand dollars, same to be in addition to the amount already 
appropriated for Public Welfare as petitioned for by the Board of 
Public Welfare. 

Article 2. To sec if the town will vote to transfer from the ac- 
count of Overlay Reserve to the account of Soldiers' Relief the sum of 
seventeen hundred dollars, same to be in addition to the amount already 
appropriated for Soldiers' Relief as petitioned for by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the ac- 
count of Overlay Reserve to the account of Town Hall the sum of fov.r 
hundred dollars, same to be in addition to the amount already appro- 
priated for Town Hall maintenance as petitioned for by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the ac- 
count of Excess and Deficiency to the account of Election and Regis- 
tration the sum of twelve hundred dollars, same to be in addition to the 
amount already appropriated for Election and Registration, as petitioned 
for by the Town Clerk. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the ac- 
count of Overlay Reserve to the account of Legislative the sum of 
fifty dollars same to be in addition to the amount already appropriated 
for Legislative as petitioned for by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the ac- 
count of Overlay Reserve to the account of Selectmen's Contingent 
Fund the sum of two hundred dollars, same to be in addition to the 
amount already appropriated for Selectmen's Contingent Fund as 
petitioned for by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take to increase the 
salary of the Surveyor of Highways from $2,600 a year to $3,000 a 
year and also town employees of the Highway Department from $5.00 
a day to $6.00 a day, and appropriate money to cover same, as petitioned 
for by Henry S. Baldwin et als. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take to increase the 
salary of the Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden from $40.00 a 
week to $50.00 a week and also town employees of the Moth Depart- 
ment from $5.00 a day to $6.00 a day, and appropriate money to cover 
same, as petitioned for by James D. Bentley et als. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee to 
consist of the Board of Assessors and four town meeting members to 
be appointed by the moderator, to investigate the method of scientific 
appraisals now being made in several towns within the Commonwealth, 
to see if it would be applicable to Swampscott, the committee to report 
with its recommendations at the next annual town meeting, as petitioned 
for by the Board of Assessors. 

Article 10. To see if the town will adopt the following by-laws 
establishing a planning board as required by Section 70 of Chapter 41 
of the General Laws in all towns having a population of over 10,000 
inhabitants: 

Section 1. A board of five members is hereby established to be 
known as the planning board. The terms of members shall be three 
years, but at the annual town meeting to be held in the month of 
February, 1931, there shall be elected two members to serve for one 
year, two members to serve for two years, and one member to serve 
for three years, and thereafter there shall be elected at the annual 
meeting in each year such members as are necessary to fill vacancies. 

Section 2. Vacancies otherwise occurring in the board shall be 
filled as provided in General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 11. 



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Section 3. The duties of such board shall be such as are stated in 
Chapter 41, Sections 70 to 72, of the General Laws, and further to con- 
sider and advise upon municipal improvements either at the request of 
other officials of the town or upon its own initiative. It shall consider 
and develop a town plan, with special attention to main ways, land 
developments, zoning, playgrounds and parks and sites for permanent 
school plants. The board shall meet at regular intervals. It may hold 
public meetings. It shall at all times have access to public documents 
or information in the possession of any town official or department. 
It shall examine the plans for the exterior of any public building, monu- 
ment or similar feature, and for the development and treatment of the 
grounds about the same before the adoption thereof, and may make 
such recommendations thereon as it may deem needful. It may provide 
for public lectures and other educational work in connection with its 
recommendations. It may incur expenses necessary to the carrying on 
of its work within the amount of its annual or special appropriations. 

Section 4. All plans for laying out, extending, discontinuing or 
changing the limits of any way, street, playground, public park or 
square, and every purchase of land for the site of any public buildirg, 
and all plans for the location, erection or alteration of public buildings, 
shall be submitted to said Board for its opinion at least two weeks in 
advance of action by the Board of Selectmen or the town. 

Section 5. The Board shall make a report to the town annually, 
giving information regarding the condition of the town and plans or 
proposals for the development of the town and estimates of the cost 
thereof. Such reports shall be sent to the Selectmen not later than 
such time in January in each year .is the Selectmen may prescribe or 
as miay be prescribed by law in force relative to reports, and a copy 
thereof shall be filed with the Alassachusctt; Department of Public 
Welfare. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee 
to consider the advisability of building a suitable building for park 
purposes at the Phillips Park playground, said committee to report at 
the next annual town meeting, as recommended by the Park Com- 
mission and Board of Selectmen. 

Article 12. To see if the town will modify the zoning by-lav/s of 
the town of Swampscott so as to re-zone the property of the Knowlton 
heirs on the southerly side of Humphrey street, being all the land 
owned by the heirs of James and Clara Knowlton at 175 Humphrey 
street, in said Swampscott, so that the same shall be zoned for business 
instead of general residence, as at present; as heretofore adjudged by 
a single Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, as petitioned for by 
Daniel F. Knowlton et als. 

Article 13. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Select- 
men to drill an artesian well and establish a public drinking fountain in 
the Foster Dam district, so-called, at a location in said district to be 
approved by said board; and to enter into a contract in behalf of the 
town for the building of said well and fountain; and to appropriate the 
sum of five thousand dollars by transfer from the Excess and Deficiency 
fund of the town to the account of Selectmen for that purpose, as 
recommended by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate or transfer 
from the Excess and Deficiency fund to the account of library the sum 
.of three thousand dollars for the purpose of providing furnishings for 
the upper part of the town library as petitioned for by the trustees of 
the public library. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to construct a culvert to 
enclose the brook from the Shelton road, across Bates road and through 
Muriel road a distance of approximately 500 feet and appropriate monej- 
therefor as petitioned for by S. Louis Eigner et als. 

Article 16. To appropriate and raise by borrowing under any gen- 
eral or special law which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 



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otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or 
all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Offices, at least one public 
and conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the 
immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town seven days 
before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twentv-first day of November, A. D. 
1930. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copv. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have notified the 
legal voters of Swampscott by posting attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least one public and conspicuous 
place in each precinct in the tow^n and at or in the immediate vicinity 
of each railroad station in Swampscott, on Monday, November 24, 1930, 
the posting of said notices being seven days before the time of said 
meeting. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Thursday, December 4, 1930 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters assembled 
at the Town Hall at 7:30 P. M., and were called to order by John R. 
Hulburt, Moderator, the necessary quorum being present. The War- 
rant with the return thereon was read by the Town Clerk. 

In respect to the memory of James W. Santry, Everett P. Mudge 
and Arthur E. Santry, town meeting members who had passed away 
since the last town meeting, the tow^n m.eeting members diverted from 
the business of the meeting and stood in silence for one minute. 

The report of the Finance Committee w^as read by C. Frank Hath- 
away. Chairman. 

Voted, Article 1. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations, viz: That the sum of $2,000 be 
transferred from the account of Overlav Reserve to the account of 
Public Welfare. 

Voted, Article 2. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations, viz: That the sum of seventeen 
hundred dollars ($1,700) be transferred from the account of Overlay 
Reserve to the account of Soldiers' Relief. 

Voted, Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follow^s: That the sum of four 
hundred dollars ($400) be transferred from the account of Overlay 
Reserve to the account of Town Hall maintenance. 

Voted, Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the sum of fifty 
($50) dollars be transferred from the account of Overlay Reserve to 
the Legislative Account. 



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Voted, Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Committee, 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the sum of two 
hundred dollars ($200) be transferred from the account of Overlay 
Reserve to the Selectmen's Contingent Fund. 

An amendment to the Finance Committee report namely: That 
the salary of the Surveyor of Highways be increased from $2,000 to 
$3,000 and the employees of the Highway Department be increased 
from S5 a day to $6 a day was lost. For 25, against 66. 

Voted, Article 7. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That the salary of the 
Surveyor of Highways be increased from $2,600 to $3,000 and that 
action on wages of employees of Highway Department be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted, Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: That action under this 
article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: an amendment under Article 10, that Sections 1 2 and 3 
be adopted and Sections 4 and 5 be not adopted. 

Voted, Article 10. That the town adopt Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the 
following by-laws establishing a planning board as required by Section 
70 of Chapter 41 of the General Laws. 

Section 1. A board of five members is hereby established to be 
known as the planning board. The terms of members shall be three 
years, but at the annual town meeting to be held in the month of 
February, 1931, there shall be elected two members to serve for one 
year, two members to serve for two years, and one member to serve 
for three years, and thereafter there shall be elected at the i-nnual 
meeting in each year such members as are necessary to fill vacancies. 

Section 2. Vacancies otherwise occurring in the board shall be 
filled as provided in General Laws, Chapter 41 Section 11. 

Section 3. The duties of such board shall be such as are stated 
in Chapter 41, Section 70 to 72 of the General Laws, and further to 
consider and advise upon municipal improvements either at the request 
of other officials of the town or upon its own initiative. It ihall con- 
sider and develop a town plan, with special attention to main ways, 
land developments, zoning, playgrounds and parks and sites for :^er- 
manent school plants. The board shall meet at regular intervals. 
It may hold public meetings. It shall at all times have access to 
public documents or information in the possession of an}' town official 
or department. It shall examine the plans for the exterior of any public 
building, monument or similar feature, and for the development and 
treatment of the grounds about the same before the adoption thereof, 
and may make such recommendations thereon as it may deem needful. 
L may provide for publ'c lectures and other educational work in con- 
nection with its recommendations. It may incur expenses necessary to 
the carrying on of its work within the amount of its annual or special 
appropriations. 

There were 68 voting. For 65; against 3. 

Carried by more than a two-thirds vote. 

Voted, Article 9. That the town appoint a committee to consist 
of the Board of Assessors and four town meeting members "k) be 
appointed by the Moderator, to investigate the method of scientific 
appraisals now being made in several towns within the Commonwealth, 
to see if it would be applicable to Swampscott, the committee to re- 
port with its recommendations at the next annual town meeting. 

Voted, Article 11. That the town appoint a committee to consider 
the advisability of building a building for park purposes at the Phillips 
Park playground, said committee to report at next annual town meeting. 

Under Article 12 a public hearing was declared as this article 
called for a change in the Zoning by-laws. Mr. Parsons and Mrs. 
Widger speaking for the change, Mr. Underwood and Dooley against, 
after which the hearing was declared closed. 

A motion by Mr. Knowlton to accept and adopt Article 12 was 
lost, 85 voting. For 33; against 52, 



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Voted, Article 13. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations: That the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to enter into a contract in behalf of the town for the building 
of a well, fountain and approaches, and that the sum of five thousand 
($5,000) dollars be transferred from Excess and Deficiency to the 
account of Selectmen, 

Voted, Article 14. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations viz: That the sum of three thousand 
(§3,000) dollars be transferred from the Excess and Deficiency fund 
to the account of the Town Library. 

Voted, Article 15. That action under this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted to dissolve at 9:15 P. M. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk, 



APPOINTED TREE WARDEN 

November 22, 1930 
Bernard B, Kennedy was appointed Tree Warden by the Selectmen 
to fill vacancy caused by death of Everett P, Mudge, Qualified for 
said office on above date. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



NAMED PARK COMMISSIONER 

December 4, 1930 
John Homan was appointed a member of the Park Commissioners 
to fill the term expiring in February, 1931, caused by the death of 
Everett P. Mudge. Park Commissioner. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN REVALUATION COMMITTEE 

December 11, 1930 
John R. Hurlburt, Moderator, appointed Carl J, Berry, 39 Essex 
avenue: William G. Fallon, 36 Andrew road; Charles A. Southworth, 
7 Grant road, and Frank L. Burk, 16 Blaney circle, to serve with the 
Board of Assessors to study a plan of re-valuation of the town. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



BUILDING FOR PARK PURPOSES 

Moderator John R. Hurlburt, named the following committee to 
investigate the advisability of erecting a suitable building for park 
purposes at Phillips Park: Archibald Miller, 5 Fuller terrace; Mrs. 
Eleanor Ingelfinger, 5 Cliff side street; Robert C. McKay, 11 Eulow 
street; Edward LaCIroix, 58 Orchard road; Leslie F. Allen, 16 Essex 
street. 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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Town Clerk's Statistics 



Births Recorded— 259 

Males, 142; Females, 117. 

In January. 23; February, 17; March, 25; April, 26; May, 21; 
June, 25; July, 23; August, 24; September, 17; October, 22; November, 
17; December, 19. 

Marriages Recorded — 111 

In January, 11; February, 11; March, 4; April, 8; May, 7; June, 
16; July, 6; August, 11; September, 11; October, 13; November, 8; 
December, 5. 

Deaths Recorded— 132 
Males, 72; Females, 60. 

In January, 13; Februarj^ 10; March, 14; April, 22; Alay, 16; June, 
7; July, 7; August, 7; September, 10; October, 11; November, 10; 
December, 5. 

Dogs Licensed 

Males, 473; females, 79. 

Breeder's License, 1. 

Money paid to County Treasurer: 

Resident citizen's sporting license 147 @ ^2.25 

Alien sporting license 3 @ 15.25 

Resident citizen's trapping license 3 @ 2.25 

Resident citizen lobster hcense 16 @ 5.00 

Money paid to the Commissioner of Fisheries and Game: 
4 Auctioneer licenses @ $2.00 ^.00 

2 Pool tables @ 2.00 4.00 

1 Bowling alley @ 2.00 2.00 

3 Junk dealers @ 75.00 225.00 

Paid Town Treasurer „ $239.00 

Attest: RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Town Clerk. 



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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 

February 14, 1930 

To the Board of Selectmen, Howard K. Gliddeii, Chairman, Swamp- 
scott, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books 
and accounts of the town of Swampscott for the period from July 1 
to December 31, 1929, made in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws. This report is in the form of a report 
made to me by Edward H. Fenton, Chief Accountant of this Division. 

Very truly yours. 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 

Director of Accounts. 
Theodore N. Waddell, Director of Accounts, Departtnent of Corpora- 
tions and Taxation, State House, Boston. 

Sir: — As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Swampscott for the period from July 1 to 
December 31, 1929, and submit the following report thereon: 

The books and accounts in the town accountant's office were ex- 
amined and checked. The recorded receipts were checked with the 
records of the several departments collecting money for the town and 
with the treasurer's books. The recorded payments were checked with 
the selectmen's warrants authorizing such payments and with the 
treasurer's casli book. 

An analysis of the accountant's ledger was made, a trial balance 
was taken off, proving the accounts to be in balance, and a balance 
sheet, which is appended to .this report, was prepared showing the 
financial condition of the town as of Decemiber 31, 1929. 

The books and accounts of the towm treasurer were examined and 
checked. The recorded receipts were checked with the accountant's 
books and witli the sources from which money is being paid into the 
town treasury-, while the payments were checked with the warrants of 
the selectmen authorizing the treasurer to disburse town funds. The 
cash balance was verified by a reconciliation of the bank statements. 

The securities of the trust and investment funds were personally 
examined and checked in detail. The income was proved and the dis- 
bursements were verified. 

In examining the savings bank deposits representing the investment 
of the Municipal Insurance Fund it was noted that, in accordance with 
a vote of the town passed at the annual meeting in 1929, the sum of 
$3,153.15 was withdrawn from tlie savings bank deposits and transferred 
to the town treasury to meet the payment of premiums on insurance 
on town property. Since such transfers do not come within the 
provisions of Section 13, Chapter 40, General Laws, which prescribes 
the purposes for which the fund may be used, it would appear that 
the above amount should be appropriated by the town and restored to 
the fund. Section 13, Chapter 40, General Laws, reads as follows: 

A town which at a meeting or a city which by its city council 
accepts this section, or has in like manner accepted corresponding pro- 
visions of earlier laws, may appropriate an amount not exceeding in 
any one year one twentieth of one percent of its assessed valuation to 
establish and maintain a municipal buildings insurance fund, from 
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or destroyed h}- fire, li.a;htninj; or otherwise may be repaired, rebuilt 
or replaced b\' other biiildinj^.s or property- to be used in place thereof: 
but no money shall be appropriated for such purpose while the fund 
equals or exceeds one per cent, of such assessed valuation. Such fund 
shall be managed and administered b)- the sinking fund commissioners 
of the town, if any, otherwise by the commissioners of trust funds of 
the town. 

The accounts of the town collector were examined and checked. 
The commitments of taxes, of departmental accounts receivable, and 
of special assessments were verified, the recorded collections were com- 
pared with the payments to the treasurer, the abatements, as recorded, 
were checked with the records of the departments authorized to grant 
such abatements, and the outstanding accounts were listed and proved. 
A further verification of the outstanding accounts w-as made by mailing 
notices to a number of persons whose names appeared on the books 
as owing money to the town, the replies received thereto indicating that 
the outstanding accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The commitments of water charges were verified, the abatements 
were checked to the water department records, and the payments to 
the treasurer were checked to the treasurer's books. The outstanding 
water accounts were listed and reconciled with the accountant's ledger. 

The deeds, representing the tax titles taken by the towm, were 
examined, listed, and proved to the accountant's ledger. 

The town clerk's records of dog and of hunting and fishing licenses 
issued were examined, and the payments to the county and State, 
respectively, were verified by receipts on file and a count of the cash 
on hand. 

The records of receipts from rent of the town hall, library fines, 
sealer of weights and measures, police and cemeterj- departments, and 
from licenses issued by the selectmen and health departments were 
examined. The reported payments of the treasurer were checked to 
the treasurer's books and the outstanding accounts were listed and 
checked to the accountant's ledger. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are 
tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash, summaries of 
the tax and water accounts, and of the departmental accounts receivable, 
together w^ith tables shownng the condition of the several trust and 
investment funds. 

For the co-operation received from the several town officials dur- 
ing the progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and 
for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDW. H. FENTON, 

Chief Accountant. 



RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH 

Balance July 1, 1929 $67,946.89 
Receipts July 1 to December 31. 1929 1,035,311.53 

$1,103,258.42 

Payments July 1 to December 31, 1929 $896,795.76 
Balance December 31, 1929: 

Security Trust Company $26,200.89 
Sagamore Trust Company 114,721.95 
Central National Bank 34,046.46 
Manufacturers National Bank 31,493.36 

206,462.66 

$1,103.258.42 



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Security Trust Company of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1929, per statement $27,383.72 
Balance December 31, 1929, per check regisie- i^26,200.89 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1929, per list 1,182.83 

$27,383.72 



Sagamore Trust Company of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1929, per statement $114,875.58 
Balance December 31, 1929, per check register $114,721.95 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1929, per list 153.63 

$114,875.58 



Central National Bank of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1929, per statement $37,628.62 
Balance December 31, 1929, per check register $34,046.46 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1929, per list 3,582.16 



$37,628.62 



Manufacturers* National Bank of Lynn 

Balance December 31, 1929, per statement $31,505.36 
Balance December 31, 1929, per check register $31,493.36 
Outstanding checks December 31, 1929, per list 12.00 

$31,505.36 



Taxes — 1927 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 Sl,388.47 
Moth 1927 reported as taxes 1927 .50 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 

31, 1929 $639.01 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 142.63 

Tax titles taken by town 134.65 
Outstanding December 31, 1929, and July 11, 

1930, per list 472.68 



$1,388.97 



Taxes — 1928 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $28,600.49 
Moth 1928 reported as taxes 1928 1.50 



Payments to treasurer Julv 1 to December 

31, 1929 ' $23,428.02 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 395.56 

Added to tax titles 1,901.80 

Taxes reported as moth assessments 1928 1.00 

Polls 1928 reported as polls 1929 2.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 2,873.61 



$1,388.97 



$28,601.99 



$28,601.99 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $2,873.61 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $225.00 

Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 2,645.61 
Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) 3 00 



$2,873.61 



Taxes— 1929 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $5,480.00 

Commitment per warrant 542,618.63 

A'dditional commitment 46.00 
Adjustments: 

Abatements after payment, refunded $2.00 
Polls 1928 reported as polls 1929 2.00 

4.00 



$548,148.63 



102 



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[Dec. 31 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 §463,603.03 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 1,419.18 

Abatements not previously reported 10.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 83,116.42 

$548,148.63 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $83,116.42 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 S3,263.67 

Abatements January 1 to 11, 1930 61.70 

Outstanding January 11, 1930 per list 79,618.65 

Cash on hand Tanuary 11, 1930 (verified) 172.40 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES— 1929 

Outstanding July 1. 1929 S18,246.43 
Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1929 11,513.87 
Abatements after payment (refunded) 1,398.79 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $24,246.08 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 3,512.57 

Abatements not previously reported 145.38 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 3,255.06 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $3,255.06 
Overpayment to collector, to be refunded 1.00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $401.65 

Abatements January 1 to 11, 1930 4.30 

Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 2,807.25 

Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) 42.86 



Moth Assessments — 1927 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $3.25 
Abatement after payment, adjusted 1.50 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $1.00 
Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 2.25 
Tax Titles taken by town 1.00 
Moth 1927 reported as taxes 1927 .50 



Moth Assessments — 1928 
Outstanding July 1, 1929 $111.50 
Taxes 1928 reported as moth assessments 1.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 

31, 1929 $90.00 

Tax titles taken by town 6.75 

Adjustments: 

Moth 1928 reported as taxes 1928 $1.50 
Moth 1928 reported as sidewalks 1928 4.75 

6.25 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 9.50 



$83,116.42 



$31,159.09 



$31,159.09 



$3,256.06 



$3,256.06 



$4.75 



$4.75 



$11Z50 



$11Z50 



1930] 



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103 



Outstanding- January 1, 1930 $9.50 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11. 1930 S1.75 
Outstanding January 11. 1930' 775 



$9.50 



Moth Assessments — 1929 

Commitment per warrant $2,562.25 
Payments to treasurer $2,239.25 
Abatements .50 
Outstanding- December 31. 1929 322.50 

$2,562.25 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $322.50 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 " $8.50 
Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 312.50 
Cash on band January 11, 1930 (verified) 1.00 
Due from collector Tanuarv 11, 1930 ,50 

$322.50 



Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $605.79 
Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1929 13,814.90 
Overpayment to collector, adjusted .10 



Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 

Outstanding June 30, 1929 $576.25 
Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1929 2,533.77 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

' 1929 ■ $247.07 

Added to tax bills 1929 576.25 

Apportionments July 1 to December 31, 1929 239.10 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 2,047.60 



$14,420.79 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31. 

1929 " ' $10,449.55 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 62.33 

Added to tax bills 1929 543.46 

Apportionments Tuly 1 to December 31, 1929 224.31 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 3,141.14 

$14,420.79 

' ■ 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $3,141.14 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $57.21 
Outstanding January 11. 1930, per list 3,083.93 



$3,141.14 



Sewer Assessments — 1928 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $125.86 
Payments to treasurer Julv 1 to December 31. 

1929 ' $125.86 

Sewer Assessments — 1929 

Commitment per warrant $1,005.88 
Payments to treasurer $573.62 
Outstanding December 31, 1929 and July 11, 

1930, per list 432.26 

$1,005.88 



$3,110.02 



$3,110.02 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $2,047.60 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $95.20 
Outstanding January 11, 1930. per list 1,952.40 

$2,047.60 



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[Dec. 31 



Sidewalk Assessments — 1928 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 ?332.51 
Moth 1928 reported as sidewalks 1928 475 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 

31, 1929 
Tax titles taken by town 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 and January 11, 
1930, per list 



$249.64 
51.42 

36.20 



Sidewalk Assessments — 1929 

Commitment per warrant 

Payments to treasurer |974.87 
Outstanding December 31, 1929 and January 

11, 1930, per list 357.39 



Tax Titles 

On hand July 1, 1929 

Transferred from taxes and assessments: 
Levy of 1927: 
. Taxes $134.65 
Moth assessments 1.00 
Costs and interest 16.62 



$1,375.54 



Levy of 1928: 

Taxes $1,901.80 
Moth assessments 6.75 
Sidewalk assess- 
ments 51.42 

■•• Costs and interest 327.62 



$152.27 



2,287.59 



Tax titles redeemed July 1 to December 31, 
1929 

On hand December 31, 1929 



On hand January 1, 1930 

Tax titles redeemed January 1 to 11, 1930 

On hand January 11, 1930 

Tax Title Possessions 



1929 



On hand July 1. 1929 
On hand December 31, 

Dog Licenses 

Cash on hand July 31, 1929, per previous 
audit 

Licenses issued July 31 to December 31, 1929: 
66 Males @ $2.00 $132.00 

15 Females (5) 5.00 75.00 



Payments to county treasurer July 31 to De- 
cember 31, 1929 
Fees retained, 171 @ .20 
Cash on hand December 31, 1929 



2,439.86 



$912.17 
2,903.23 



$136.71 
2,766.52 



$245.00 



207.00 



$400.80 
34.20 
17.00 



S337.26 



$337.26 



$1,332.26 



$1,332.26 



$3,815.40 

$3,815.40 
$2,903.23 

$2,903.23 



$255.35 
$255.35 



$452.00 



$452.00 



1930] DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 105 

« 

Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $17.00 
Licenses issued January 1 to 11, 1930: 

1 Male @ $2.00 2.00 

$19.00 

Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) $19.00 

Sporting Licenses 

Cash on hand July 31, 1929, per previous 

audit $11.75 
Licenses issued July 31 to December 31, 1929: 
69 Resident citizens' sporting, 
@ $2.25 _ _ $155.25 
1 Resident citizens' trapping 
@ $2.25 2.25 
1 Resident citizens' lobster- 
man's, @ $5.00 5.00 



162.50 



Payments to Department of Conservation $155.70 
Fees retained: 
73 @ .25 $18.25 
2 @ .15 .30 



18.55 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $71.00 
Outstanding December 31, 1929 10.00 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $10.00 
Rentals January 1 to 31, 1930 12.00 



Outstanding January 31, 1930, per list $7.00 
Cash in hands of town collector January 31, 

1930 (verified) 15.00 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Cash on hand July 1, 1929 $59.89 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 1.00 

Charges July 1 to December 31, 1929 7.04 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

' 1929 $66.71 

Overpayments to treasurer, per previous audit .22 

Outstanding December 31, 1929, per list 1.00 



$174.25 



$174.25 



Licenses issued January 1 to 11, 1930: 
37 Resident citizens' sporting @ $2.25 $83.25 
1 Resident citizen's trapping @ $2.25 2.25 
1 Unnaturalized foreign-born person's sport- 
ing @ $15.25 15.25 

$100.75 

Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) $100.75 

Town Hall Rentals 

Casii on hand July 1, 1929 $15.00 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 5.00 

Rentals July 1 to December 31, 1929 61.00 



$81.00 
$81.00 



$22.00 
$22.00 



$67.93 



$67.93 



106 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Building Inspector 

Cash on hand July 1, 1929 $39.00 
Licenses and permits issued July 1 to Decem- 
ber 31, 1929 165.00 

$204.00 
$204.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $196.00 
Cash on hand December 31, 1929 8.00 



Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $8.00 
Licenses and permits issued January 1 to 31, 

1930 4.00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 31, 1930 $8.00 
Cash in hands of town collector January 

31. 1930 (verified) 4.00 



Health Department Licenses 

Cash on hand July 1, 1929 $20.00 
Licenses issued Tuly 1 to December 
31, 1929: 

Milk, 3 @ §.50 $1.50 

Alcohol, 19 @ $1.00 19.00 

Hairdressing, 1 @ $1.00 1.00 

Garbage, 1 @ S2.00 2.00 



23.50 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 

31, 1929 $185.91 
Cash on hand December 31, 1929 50.99 



Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $50.99 
Receipts January 1 to 30. 1930: 

Fines ' 33.68 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 30, 1930 $40.41 
Cash on hand January 30. 1930 (verified) 44.26 



Park Department — Fish House Receipts 

Cash on hand Julv 1, 1929 $39.70 

Outstanding Julv 1, 1929 167.30 

Charges July 1 to December 31, 1929 179.70 

Payments to treasurer Julv 1 to December 31, 

1929 ' $213.30 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 168.00 

Cash on hand December 31, 1929 5.40 



$12.00 
$12.00 



$43.50 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1929 $43.50 

Library 

Cash on hand July 1, 1929 $49.11 
Receipts Julv 1 to December 31, 1929: 

Fines ' $185.39 

Sale of paper 2.40 

187.79 



$236.90 
$236.90 



$84.67 
$84.67 



$386.70 



1930] 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



107 



Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $5.40 
Outstanding January 1, 1930 168.00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 31, 1930 $5.40 
Outstanding January 31, 1930, per list 168.00 



Departmental Accounts Receivable 

Outstanding July 1, 1929: 



Health $254.00 
Public welfare 830.84 
Schools 162.50 



Commitments July 1 to 
December 31, 1929: 

Health $1,472.96 

Highway 1,087.50 

Public welfare 2,631.84 

Schools 180.25 



$1,247.34 



Commitment not previously recorded: 

Health $40.30 
Schools 1.00 



5.372.55 



41.30 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to 
December 31, 1929: 

Health $89.70 

Highway 450.00 

Public welfare 136.67 

Schools 143.75 



Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1^29: 

Health $254.00 
Highway 600.00 
Public welfare 345.73 



$820.12 



1,199.73 



Accounts receivable — public welfare — 

credited to estimated receipts 81.96 

Outstanding December 31, 1929, per list: 

Health $1,423.56 

Highway 37.50 

Public welfare 2,898.32 

Schools 200.00 



4,559.38 



Cemetery Department 

Cash on hand July 1, 1929 $3.00 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 9.00 

Sale of lots 1,423.00" 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $1,429.00 
Outstanding December 31, 1929 6.00 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $6.00 
Sale of lots January 1 to 11, 1930 493.00 



$173.40 

$173.40 



$6,661.19 



$6,661.19 

$1,435.00 
$1,435.00 
$499.00 



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[Dec. 31 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $295.00 

Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 6.00 
Cash in collector's hands January 11, 1930 

(verified) 198.00 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 
1929 $26,401.62 

Abatements July 1 to December ,31, 1929 34.00 

Warrant in excess of commitment list of Sep- 
tember, 1929 105.57 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 12,764.92 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $12,764.92 
Commitment not previously reported 7.50 
Unlocated difference .46 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $334.96 
Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 12,421.04 
Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) 16.88 



Water Services 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $1,518.69 
Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1929 3,896.61 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $4,008.16 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 91.43 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 1,315.71 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $1,315.71 
Commitment not previously reported (Supple- 
mentary page 119) 13.78 



$499.00 



Water Rates — 1927 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $3.48 
Outstanding December 31, 1929 and January 11, 

1930, per list ' $3.48 

Water Rates — 1928 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $262.05 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $50.94 

Abatements July 1 to December 31, 1929 30.25 

Outstanding December 31, 1929 180.86 

$262.05 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $180.86 
Unlocated difference 7.31 

. $188.17 

Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list $188.17 

Water Rates— 1929 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $10,047.35 

Commitments per M,^arrants July 1 to December 
31, 1929 29,230.95 

Commitment list in excess of warrant (Com- 
mitment page 116) 27.81 



$39,306.11 



$39,306.11 

$12,772.88 
$12,772.88 

$5,415.30 
$5,415.30 
$1,329.49 



1930] 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



109 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 $19.10 
Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 1,305.86 
Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) 4.53 



Water Rents 

Commitments July 1 to December 31, 1929 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 1929 

Commitments January 1 to 11, 1930 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 

Water Interest 

Outstanding July 1, 1929 $338.11 
Commitment July 1 to December 31, 1929 347.88 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to December 31, 

1929 $261.13 
Outstanding December 31, 1929 424.86 



$1,329.49 



$240.00 
$240.00 

$40.00 
$40.00 



$685.99 



$685.99 



Outstanding January 1, 1930 $424.86 
Commitment not previously reported, page 119 14.97 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to 11, 1930 
Outstanding January 11, 1930, per list 
Cash on hand January 11, 1930 (verified) 



$8.36 
423.11 
8.36 



$439.83 



$439.83 



ELLEN R. WHITTLE 


LIBRARY FUND 






Savings 
• Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1929 
On hand at end of year 1929 


$2,000.00 
$2,000.00 


$2,000.00 
$2,000.00 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $101.25 


Transferred to town 


$101.25 


MARY L. THOMSON 


LIBRARY FUND 






Savings 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1929 
On hand at end of year 1929 


$1,000.00 
$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 
$1,000.00 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income S50.63 


Transferred to town 


$50.63 


JOANNA MORSE LIBRARY FUND 




Savings 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1929 
On hand at end of year 1929 


$5,196.00 
$5,196.00 


$5,196.00 
$5,196.00 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $263.03 


Transferred to town 


$263.03 



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PHILLIPS SCHOOL MEDAL FUND 



[Dec. 31 





Savings 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of j'ear 1929 
On hand at end of year 1929 


^c,c.y L.o/ 

$2,366.37 


$^,^7 1.0/ 

$2,366.37 


Receipts 


Payments 




Income $115.99 


Added to savings de- 
posits 
Transferred to town 


$75.00 
40.99 


$115.99 




$115.99 


MUNICIPAL INSURANCE FUND 




Savings 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1929 
On hand at end of year 1929 


$6,035.45 
$3,109.01 


$6,035.45 
$3,109.01 


Receipts 


Payments 




Withdrawn from savings 

bank $2,926.44 
Income 226.71 


Transferred to town 


$3,153.15 


$3,153.15 




$3,153.15 


CEMETERY INVESTMENT FUND 




•Savings 
Deposits 


Total 


On hand at beginning of year 1929 
On hand at end of year 1929 


$16,393.27 
$17,771.95 


$16,393.27 
$17,771.95 


Receipts 


Payments 




Bequests $593.50 
. Sale of lots 3,591.00 
Income 694.18 


Deposited in savings 
bank 

Transferred to town 
for cemetery 


$1,378.68 
3,500.00 



$4,878.68 



$4,878.68 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 



September 22, 1930. 

To the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Harry E. Hardy, Chairman, Swamp- 
scott, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: — I submit herewith my report of an audit of the ac- 
counts of the town of Swampscott for the period from January 1 to 
June 30, 1930, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of 
the General Laws. This report is in the form of a report made to me 
by Mr. Edward H. Fenton, Chief Accountant of this Division. 
Very truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 

Director of Accounts. 

Mr. Theodore N. Waddell, Director of Accounts, Department of Cor- 
porations and Taxation, State House, Boston. 

Sir: — In accordance with your instructions, I have made an audit 
of the books and accounts of the town of Swampscott for the period 
from January 1 to June 30, 1930, and report thereon as follows: 

The books and accounts in the town accountant's office were ex- 
amined and checked. The recorded receipts were checked with the 
records of the several departments collecting money for the town and 
with the treasurer's books. The recorded payments were checked to 
the selectmen's warrants authorizing the disbursement of town funds 
and with the treasurer's cash book. 

The accountant's ledger was analyzed, a trial balance was taken off, 
proving the accounts to be in balance, and a balance sheet, which is 
appended to this report, was prepared showing the financial condition of 
the town as of June 30, 1930. 

The appropriations and loans authorized, as shown in the account- 
ant's ledger, were checked with the town clerk's records of town meet- 
ings, while the transfers from the reserve fund were checked with the 
records of the finance committee authorizing such transfers. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined and 
checked, and the cash book was footed. The receipts, as recorded in the 
cash book, were analyzed and compared with the accountant's books 
and with the records of the departments making payments to the treas- 
urer. The payments were compared with the selectmen's warrants 
authorizing them and with the accountant's books. 

The cash balance on June 30, 1930, was verified by a reconciliation 
of the bank balances with statements furnished by the various banks 
of deposit. 

The town collector's books and accounts were examined and checked 
in detail. The commitments of taxes and assessments were verified and 
compared with the assessors' warrants for their collection. The re- 
corded abatements were checked with the assessors' records of abate- 
ments granted, and the recorded payments to the treasurer were checked 
with the treasurer's and the accountant's books. The outstanding ac- 
counts were listed and reconciled with the controlling accounts in the 
accountant's ledger. 

The commitments of water accounts were examined and checked. 
The recorded abatements were checked to the water department records, 



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115 



the payments to the treasurer were checked to the treasurer's and the 
accountant's books, and the outstanding accounts were listed and recon- 
ciled with the accountant's controlling accounts. 

A further verification of the outstanding tax and water accounts 
was made by mailing notices to a number of persons whose names 
appeared on the books as owing money to the town, the replies received 
thereto indicating that the outstanding accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The records of dog and of sporting licenses issued by the town clerk 
were examined, and the recorded payments to the County and the 
State, respectively, were verified with the receipts on file. 

The surety bonds on file for the various town officials required by 
law to furnish such security, were examined and found to be in proper 
form. 

The records of the sealer of weights and measures, of town hall 
rentals, of the library, park, and cemetery departments, and of licenses 
and permits issued by the selectmen, building inspector and the health 
department, as well as the accounts of the highway, health, and public 
welfare departments, were examined. The recorded payments to the 
treasurer were checked to the treasurer's books and the outstanding 
accounts were listed and checked to the accountant's ledger. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are tables 
showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's and of the collector's cash 
and summaries of the tax, assessment, water, and departmental accounts 
receivable accounts. 

For the co-operation received from the various department officials 
while engaged in making the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants 
and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDW. H. FENTON, 
Chief Accountant. 

RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH 

Balance January 1, 1930 $206,462.66 
Collector's check of December 31, 1929, en- 
tered by treasurer as of 1930 2,496.40 
Receipts January 1 to June 30, 1930 239,573.25 



Payments January 1 to June 30, 1930 $373,016.12 
Balance June 30, 1930: 

Sagamore Trust Company, Lynn $8,373.92 
Manufacturers National Bank 

of Lynn 59,351.31 
Central National Bank of Lynn 2,044.05 
Securitv Trust Company, Lynn 5,746.91 

75,516.19 



$448,532.31 



$448,532.31 



Sagamore Trust Company, Lynn 

Balance June 30, 1930, per statement $8,557.04 
Bank charge in error (adjusted July 1) .25 

Balance June 30, 1930, per check register $8,373.92 
Outstanding checks June 30, 1930, per list 183.37 



$8,557.29 
$8,557.29 



Manufacturers National Bank of Ljmn 

Balance June 30, 1930, per statement $59,381.51 
Balance June 30, 1930, per check register $59,351.31 
Outstanding checks June 30, 1930, per list 30.20 



$59,381.51 



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Central National Bank of Lynn 

Balance June 30, 1930, per statement $2,188.33 
Balance June 30, 1930, per check register $2,044.05 
Outstanding checks June 30, 1930, per list 144.28 



$2,188.33 



Security Trust Company of Lynn 

Balance June 30, 1930, per statement $7,104.30 
Balance June 30, 1930, per check register $5,746.91 
Outstanding checks June 30, 1930, per list 1,357.39 



$7,104.30 



RECONCILIATION OF COLLECTOR'S CASH 

Cash balances July 16, 1930: 



Taxes 1929 


$1,814.80 


Taxes 1930 


380.00 


Motor vehicle excise taxes 1930 


694.55 


Moth assessments 1929 


1.00 


Interest 1929 


60.29 


Cemetery departmental accounts 




receivable 


3.00 


Water rates 1929 


49.79 


Water rates 1930 


63.02 


Water services 1930 


72.55 


Water interest 


1.37 


Court fines 


115.21 


Tax receipts 


1.00 



$3,256.58 



$3,323.30 



Collections not previously entered: 
In advance of commitment: 

Water rates 1930 (July) $11.68 
Overpayment to collector: 

Water rates 1930 (to be cred- 
ited to future charges) 20.00 

31.68 

Cash overage 35.04 

Cash balance July 16, 1930: 

Sagamore Trust Company of Lynn, 

per statement $1,554.30 
Cash in office (verified) 1,769.00 

: $3,323.30 

Taxes— 1927 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $472.68 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $403.00 
Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 69.68 

$472.68 



Taxes— 1928 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $2,873.61 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $1,456.56 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 50.12 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 1,366.93 

$2,873.61 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $1,366.93 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $44.00 
Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 1,322.93 

$1,366.93 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



117 



Taxes— 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $83,116.42 
Moth 1929, reported as taxes 1929 .50 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes— 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $3,255.06 

Additional commitment 113.47 

Overpayments per previous audit, adjusted 1.00 
Abatements taxes 1929 credited as motor 

vehicle excise 1929 4.80 

Abatements after payment, refunded 263.44 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $1,474.24 

Abatements Januarv 1 to June 30, 1930 338.75 

Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 1,824.78 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes— 1930 

Commitment January 1 to June 30, 1930, per 

warrant $28,503.64 
Abatements after payment, refunded 223.78 



$83,116.92 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $49,749.42 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 135.50 

Abatement, taxes 1929 credited as motor 

vehicle excise taxes 1929 4.80 

Outstanding June 30. 1930 33,227.20 

$83,116.92 

Outstanding July 1, 1930 $33,227.20 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $5,211.96 

Outstanding Julv 16, 1930, per h*st 26,200.44 

Cash balance Julv 16, 1930 1,814.80 



$33,227.20 

Poll Taxes— 1930 

Commitment per warrant $6,152.00 
Payments to treasurer Januarv 1 to June 30, 

1930 ' $354.00 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 8.00 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 5,790.00 



$6,152.00 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $5,790.00 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $1,100.00 
Abatements Julv 1 to 16, 1930 8.00 
Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 4,302.00 
Cash balance Julv 16, 1930 380.00 



$5,790.00 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $16,321.15 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 1,749.61 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 10,656.66 



Outstanding July 1, 1930, $10,656.66 

Commitment per warrant July 1 to 16, 1930 11,790.58 

Abatements after payment, refunded 111.16 

Abatements after payment, to be refunded 68.82 

Collector's overpayment to treasurer .02 



$3,637.77 



$3,637.77 



$28,727.42 



$28,727.42 



$22,627.24 



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Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $3,449.56 
Abatements July 1 to 16, 1930 305.66 

Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 18,177.47 
Cash balance Julv 16, 1930 694.55 



Moth Assessments — 1928 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $3.25 

Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 6.25 



Moth Assessments — 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $322.50 
Abatements after payment, refunded 1.50 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $153.25 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 6.25 

Error in reporting abatements 1.00 

Moth 1929, reported as taxes 1929 .50 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 163.00 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $22.50 

Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 139.50 

Cash balance July 16, 1930 1.00 



Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $556.40 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 309.21 

Apportionments January 1 to June 30, 1930 57.68 

Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 2,217.85 



Sewer Assessments — 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $220.02 

Sewers 1929, reported as sidewalks 1929 6.09 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 206.15 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 

Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $3.38 
Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 202.77 



Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $877.26 
Apportionments January 1 to June 30, 1930 273.74 
Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 896.60 



-1930] DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS ' 119 



Sidewalk Assessments — 1928 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $36.20 
Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list $36.20 

Sidewalk Assessments — 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $357.39 
Sewers 1929, reported as sidewalks 1929 6.09 

$363.48 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 ' $156.43 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 207.05 



$363.48 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $207.05 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $12.57 
Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 194.48 



$207.05 



Interest Taxes — 1927 

Collections $71.06 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1930 $71.06 

Interest Taxes— 1928 

Collections $113.08 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1930 $113.08 

Interest Taxes— 1929 

Collections $1,530.87 
Payments to treasurer: 

January 1 to June 30, 1930 $1,246.51 

July 1 to 16, 1930 224.07 



$1,470.58 

Cash balance July 16, 1930 60.29 

$1,530.87 

Interest Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes — 1929 
Collections $12.80 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1930 $12.80 

Tax Titles 

On hand January 1, 1930 $2,903.23 
Tax titles redeemed January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $583.21 

On hand June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 2,320.02 



$2,903.23 



Tax Title Possessions 
On hand January 1, 1930 $255.35 
On hand June 30 and July 16, 1930 $255.35 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 

Outstanding January 1, 1930: 

Health $1,423.56 
Highway 37.50 
Public Welfare 2,898.32 
Schools 200.00 
Cemetery 6.00 

$4,565.38 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1930: 

Health ^376.60 

Highway " 624.62 

Public Welfare 45.00 

. School 225.00 

Cemetery 240.50 



Commitments not previously entered: 

State Aid $444.00 
Military Aid 120.00 



1.511.72 



564.00 



Cemetery perpetual care bequest entered as 

cemetery account receivable 67.50 

Collector's overpayment to treasurer (Public 

Welfare) to be adjusted .02 



Payments to treasurer Januarv 1 to June 30, 1930: 
Health ' $1,554.58 
Highway 624.62 
Public Welfare 1,805.85 
School 262.50 
Cemetery 233.00 



Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930: 

Health $104.28 

Public Welfare 276.48 

School 125.00 



$4,480.55 



50576 



Public welfare account receivable credited 

direct to estimated receipts 104.00 

Outstanding June 30, 1930, per lists: 

Health $141.30 

Highway 37.50 

Public Welfare 757.01 

State Aid 444.00 

Military Aid 120.00 

School 37.50 

Cemetery 81.00 



1,618.31 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $61.28 

Water Rates 1928, reported as services, prior 

to 1929 3.69 

Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 123.20 



Water Rates— 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $12,764.92 
Water rates 1930, reported as 1929 38.06 
Unlocated difference per previous audit, ad- 
justed -46 



$6,708.62 



$6,708.62 



Water Rates— 1927 
Outstanding January 1, 1930 $3.48 
Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list $3.48 

Water Rates— 1928 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $180.86 
Unlocated difference per previous audit, ad- 
justed 7.31 



$188.17 



5188.17 



$12,803.44 



1930] 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



121 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $9,328.34 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 66.37 

Water rates 1929, reported as services 1929 6.50 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 3,402.23 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $3,402.23 
Overpayments to collector 1.01 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $769.70 
Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 2,583.75 
Cash balance July 16, 1930 49.79 



Water Rates— 1930 

Commitment January 1 to June 30, 1930 $42,720.72 
Detailed list in excess of commitment 69.79 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $32,588.22 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 110.70 

Water rates 1930, reported as rates 1929 38.06 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 10,053.53 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $10,053.53 

Commitment July 1 to 16, 1930 107.50 

Collection in advance of commitment 2.66 

Overpayments to collector 2.00 

Unlocated difference .30 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $590.22 

Abatements Julv 1 to 16, 1930 10.00 

Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list 9,502.75 

Cash balance July 16, 1930 63.02 



Water Services — Prior to 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $185.68 
Water rates 1928 reported as services, prior 

to 1929 3.69 



Pavments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

' 1930 $12.88 
Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per lists: 
Services 1927 $.20 
Services 1928 176.29 

176.49 



$12.803.44 
$3,403.24 
$3,403.24 

$42,790.51 
$42,790.51 

$10,165.99 
$10,165.99 

$189.37 



$189.37 



Water Services — 1929 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $1,130.03 

Water rates 1929 reported as services 1929 6.50 

Water services 1930 reported as services 1929 18.35 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 

■ 30, 1930 $904.20 
Outstanding June 30 and July 16, 1930, per list 250.68 



$1,154.88 



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Water Services — 1930 

Commitments Jaimar}' 1 to June 30, 1930 $3,949.14 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $3,053.66 
Water services 1930 reported as services 1929 18.35 
Outstanding June 30, 1930 877.13 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $877.13 
Commitments July 1 to 16, 1930 557.42 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $30.15 
Outstanding Tuly 16. 1930, per list 1,331.85 
Cash balance July 16, 1930 72.55 



Water — Interest 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $424.86 
Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1930 175.15 



Payments to treasurer Januarv 1 to June 30, 

1930 ' $50.94 

Abatements January 1 to June 30, 1930 254.22 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 294.85 



Outstanding July 1, 1930 $294.85 
Commitments July 1 to 16, 1930 26.00 



Outstanding July 16, 1930, per list $319.48 
Cash balance July 16, 1930 1.37 



Water Rents 

Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1930 $200.00 
Collection in advance of commitment 40.00 



$S99 25 

Cash on hand August 8, 1930, verified ^15.00 



Dog Licenses 

Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $17.00 
Issued January 1 to July 16, 1930: 
356 Males and spaved females 

@ $2.00 ' 5^712.00 
66 Females @ $5.00 330.00 
1 Breeder's 25.00 

— 1,067.00 



$3,949.14 



SI ,434.55 



$1,434.55 



$600.01 



$600.01 

S320.85 
$320.85 

$240.00 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1930 $240.00 

Commitment July 1 to 16, 1930 $40.00 
Payments to treasurer July 1 to 16, 1930 $40.00 

Water — Miscellaneous 

Commitments January 1 to June 30, 1930 $47.13 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 1930 $47.13 

Selectmen's Licenses 

Issued January 1 to August 8, 1930 $614.25 
Payments to treasurer: 

Januarv 1 to June 30, 1930 $572.25 
July 1 to August 8, 1930 27.00 



$614.25 



$1,084.00 



1930] 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 



123 



Payments to county treasurer January 1 to 

July 16, 1930 $987.80 

Fees retained by town clerk 85.20 

Cash on hand July 16. 1930, verified 11.00 



Sporting Licenses 

Issued January 1 to Julj^ 16, 1930: 

78 Resident citizen's sporting @ $2.25 $175.50 

2 Resident citizens' trapping @ S2.25 4.50 

2 Alien sporting @ $15.25 30.50 

16 Resident citizens' lobstermen's @$5.00 80.00 



Payments to Division of Fisheries and Game $253.05 
Fees retained by town clerk 22.45 
Cash on hand July 16, 1930 (verified) 15.00 



Town Hall Rentals 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $10.00 
Rentals January 1 to August 9, 1930 147.00 



Payments to treasurer: 

January 1 to June 30, 1930 $123.00 
July 1 to August 9, 1930 28.00 



$151.00 



Due from town hall custodian August 9, 1930 6.00 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 $1.00 

Charges January 1 to August 8, 1930 78.87 

Sealer's overpayment to treasurer 1.08 



Payments to treasurer: 

January 1 to June 30, 1930 $68.95 
July 1 to August 8, 1930 12.00 



Building Inspector 

Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $8.00 
Permits and licenses issued January 1 to 
August 11, 1930: 

Building $109.00 
Elevator 5.00 



114.00 



Payments to treasurer: 

January 1 to June 30, 1930 $88.00 
July 1 to August 11, 1930 29.00 



$117.00 



Cash on hand August 11, 1930 (verified) 5.00 



Health Department 

Receipts January 1 to August 2, 1930: 

Licenses $65.50 
Sale of ribbons .40 



$1,084.00 



$290.50 
$290.50 



$157.00 



$157.00 



$80.95 
$80.95 



$122.00 



$122.00 



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(Dec. 31 



Payments to treasurer: 

January 1 to June 30, 1930 ?30.00 
July 1 to August 2, 1930 (verified) 31.90 



$61.90 

Cash on hand August 2, 1930 (verified) 4.00 



Library 

Cash on hand January 1, 1930 $50.99 

Receipts January 1 to June 30, 1930: 

Fines $191.49 
Sales 2.65 

194.14 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30, 

1930 $202.52 
Cash on hand June 30, 1930 42.61 



Cash on hand July 1, 1930 $42.61 
Receipts Julv 1 to August 8, 1930: 
Fines 33.87 



Payments to treasurer Julv 1 to August 8, 1930 $60.90 
Cash on hand August 8, 1930 (verified) 15.58 



Park Department — Fish House Receipts 

Cash on hand January 1, 1930 S5.40 

Outstanding January 1, 1930 168.00 

Charges January 1 to June 30, 1930 188.40 



Payments to treasurer January 1 to June 30. 

1930 $82.10 

Adjustment of charge of previous 3'ears 7.00 

Outstanding June 30, 1930 265.30 

Cash on hand June 30, 1930 7.40 



Cash on hand July 1, 1930 $7.40 
Outstanding July 1, 1930 265.30 



Payments to treasurer July 1 to August 9, 1930 $61.50 
Outstanding August 9, 1930, per list 211.20 



Cemetery Sale of Lots and Perpetual Care Bequests 

Receipts January 1 to July 30, 1930: 

Sale of lots (including perpetual care) $5,347.00 
Perpetual care bequests 217.50 



$65.90 



$245.13 



$245.13 



$76.48 
$76.48 



$361.80 



$361.80 



$272.70 
$272.70 



Payments to treasurer: 

January 1 to June 30, 1930 $5,006.50 
July 1 to 30, 1930 490.50 



$5,497.00 



$5,564.50 



Perpetual care bequests credited as depart- 
mental account receivable 67.50 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 

The Board of Health 



[Dec. 31 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Health herewith submits its report for the year end- 
ing December 31, 1930, together with those of its various officers: 

The general health of our citizens has been quite satisfactory in 
spite of the fact that there were more cases of communicable diseases 
reported this year than during 1929. 

One case of septic sore throat has been reported during the year. 
The fact that no more cases were reported indicates that the disease 
was not the result of an infected milk supply. 

The extension of our sewer system has made possible the elimina- 
tion of many troublesome cesspools and accordingly improved the 
sanitary condition of our town. We sincerely hope the extension will 
be continued the coming year. 

The present system of disposing of clam, lobster and oyster shells 
as well as fish trimmings and other waste material from Blaney Beach 
Reservation is no different than has prevailed for many years. For 
several years there has been a steady increase in the amount of material 
to be disposed of, with the result that our present system of caring for 
the material is inadequate, unsanitary and a source of annoyance to 
those having occasion to visit the beach or reside in that vicinity. We 
agree that a more sanitary method should be adopted, but we do not 
believe that it can be accomplished for the amount now paid. We 
have given the matter considerable thought and study and have reached 
the conclusion that incineration is the only satisfactory solution of the 
problem. 

Practically all of the nuisances and unsightly conditions of long 
standing have been abated or are being abated as fast as possible. 

There are several brooks or natural water-courses in various sec- 
tions of the town into which the surface drainage is being discharged 
that are in need of attention. Owing to debris, grass and other ob- 
structions they are unable to care for the water and it overflows ad- 
joining land thereby creating stagnant ponds of water that are the 
breeding places of mosquitoes. The board feels that so long as the 
town depends upon these brooks to care for its surface drainage it 
should see that they are in proper condition to care for the same, and 
we accordingly recommend that the town take the necessary action to 
abate present conditions. 

There is no question but that our present system of dairy inspection 
has brought about a vast improvement in the conditions under which 
our milk supply is being produced and handled. We are convinced of 
the need and value of such inspection, but feel that it should be uniform 
and statewide, and a more efifective method of handling the dirty and 
irresponsible producer be adopted before any great improvement in 
quality will be possible. Experience leads us to believe that the in- 
spection of dairies is a proper function of the State Department of 
Agriculture, and the present law should be amended to that efiFect. 

For detailed information of the work of the department we refer 
you to the reports of our various officers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LORING GRIMES, M. D., 
HAROLD H. BARTOL, 
JOHN B. CAHOON, 

Board of Health. 



1930 J 



REPORT OF BOAR13 OF HEALTH 



Health Officer 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewitli submit the followino- report for the year 
ending December 31, 1930: 

As a result of tlie continuation of the sewer extension ])rograni 
inaugurated a year ago, the immunization of chilcb-en in tlu- pubHc and 
parochial schools against diphtheria, the physical examination of pupil> 
in the pubHc schools, the dental clinic and the follow-up wovk in con- 
nection with the State Tuberculosis Clinic, much i)reventativc health 
work has been accomplished during the year. 

There are still several streets where sewers are badh^ needed, and 
it is recommended that the same be extended to those streets during 
the coming year. 

We still have many parents who have failed to take advantage 
of the opportunities offered them by the department to have their 
children immunized against diphtheria. No one can foretell when or 
how severe the next appearance of the disease will be, therefore, those 
parents who have neglected having their children immunized should 
do so now. 

Evidence of the effectiveness of our follow-up work among thr 
childern recommended for re-examination by the State Tuberculosis 
Clinic is clearly shown in the report of the result of the examination 
received from the Clinic. 

The large number of cases of chicken pox and whooping cough 
reported during the months of April and May was responsible for the 
increase in the number of communicable diseases reported. 

There were fewer cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever reported 
this year than during 1929. 

During the past year there were 3 new cases of tuberculosis re- 
ported, 2 deaths of patients having a settlement here and living else- 
where, and 4 deaths of patients residing here and having a settlement 
elsewhere. 

At the present time there are 31 persons under the supervision of 
the department who are afflicted with tuberculosis in one form or 
another. Five of the patients are receiving sanatorium treatment while 
the remaining cases are receiving treatment at home. 

Through the efforts of the Swampscott Visiting Nurse Association 
some of the hilum cases were able to attend the fresh air camp at the 
Essex Sanatorium, Aliddleton, Mass., during the summer vacation and 
were greatly benefited as the result of the care and treatment they re- 
ceived. The money that enabled them to attend the camp was obtained 
from the sale of the Tuberculosis Christmas Seals, wliich merits the 
support of each and every citizen. 

Of the 900 children examined during the Statewide Dental Cam- 
paign conducted by the State Department of Public Health, 92% of 
them were awarded dental certificates. This was the largest per cent, 
of any communit}^ having 500 to 1000 children in the campaign. 

Throughout the year and especially during the spring and summer 
months a great man^^ complaints have been received, either from those 
living in the vicinity of Blaney Beach Reservation, or those having oc- 
casion to visit there, relative to the unsanitary manner in which the 
clam, lobster and oyster shells, as well as the fish trimmings and other 
waste material from the hotels, markets and restaurants wms handled 
and disposed of by this department. Although every eft'ort was made 
to improve the situation, the lack of facilities for caring for the material 



130 



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[Dec. 31 



while awaiting removal and inability to obtain the co-operation of those 
bringing material to the beach, has made it impossible to improve 
conditions. There is no doubt about the present system being un- 
sanitary or of the need of a better and more efficient method of dis- 
posal. I w'ould recommend that the present method be discontinued 
and a more adequate and sanitary one adopted as soon as possible. 

The work of cleaning the beaches was started on Ma}-- 13, approx- 
imately one month earlier than in 1929, and continued until September 
4, when lack of funds made it necessary to stop. 

At Phillips Beach some of the owners of propertj' abutting the 
beach disputed the right of the general public to use the beach in front 
of their premises and accordingly erected fences and employed watch- 
men to prevent the public from using that portion of the beach. As the 
law prohibits the expenditure of public funds for private enterprises, in- 
structions were given not to clean those sections of the beach so long 
as the public was excluded from the same. 

The number of ash and garbage complaints received during the 
year have been comparatively small when the nature of the work is 
taken into consideration. Both contracts expire on December 31, 1931. 

The following is a summary of the work of the department during 
the year: 



PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS 1930 



Schools 


Clarke Hadley 


Jr. High 


Machon 


Stanley 


Total 


Number examined 


237 


239 


326 


231 


174 


1207 


Adenoids 





1 





5 


1 


7 


Feet and spine 


3 


5 


12 


2 


9 


31 


Glands 


1 





2 








3 


Hearing 





1 





1 





2 


Heart 


2 


6 


5 


1 


1 


15 


Lungs 











2 





2 


Mentality 











10 


1 


11 


Nerves 





2 





5 





7 


Nutrition 


6 


2 


4 


1 


5 


18 


Posture 


3 


3 


5 


5 


4 


20 


Skin 




















Tonsils — large 


8 


14 


9 


13 


12 


56 


Tonsils — diseased 


7 


1 


13 


4 


3 


28 


Vision 


5 


10 


21 


4 


1 


41 


Weight — over and under 18 


36 


116 


33 


28 


231 


Totals 


53 


81 


187 


86 


65 


472 



REPORT OF RE-EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN 



By State Tuberculosis Clinic 

Number of children recommended for re-examination 24 

Number of children x-rayed . 24 

Number of children absent, moved away, left school 2 

Number of children re-examined - 22 

Number of children found to be improved 20 

Number of children found to be unimproved 2 

Number of children recommended for summer camp 2 

PRE-SCHOOL CLINIC 

Number of days of clinic - • 5 

Number of children examined — - 55 

Number of children found without defects . 37 

Number of defects found - 33 

Number of defects corrected _ 30 



1930] REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 131 

SUMMARY OF DEFECTS 

Eyes 

Ears 

Glands 

Heart 

Lungs 

Nose . 11 

Orthopedic 3 

Posture 1 

Scalp 

Skin 

Teeth 3 

Throat 15 

10% underweight 

Total defects 33 

SCHICK TEST AND IMMUNIZATION, 1930 

Positive Test Without 

Schools Positive Combined Pseudo Negative Only Test Total 

^Bo^ys 16 3 15 1 35 

Girls 9 4 12 1 26 
Hadley 

Boys 17 18 35 

Girls 21 1 19 41 
Junior .High 

Boys 18 7 17 42 

Girls 10 5 17 32 
Machon 

Boys 14 3 7 1 25 

Girls 18 3 9 1 31 
Stanley 

Boys 8 2 1 16 27 

Girls 7 2 15 24 
St. John's 

Boys 49 4 11 2 66 

Girls 47 6 27 7 87 

Totals 234 40 1 183 13 471 
DIPHTHERIA STATISTICS 

Year 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 Total 

No. of diphtheria cases 

reported 6 S 4 7 7 3 5 13 29 11 6 99 

No. of adults having 

disease 12032123273 26 

No. of school children 

having disease 333231 19 20 22 49 

No. under school age 

having disease 23122121721 24 

No. ill with disease who 

had Schick Test 10 13 112 9 

No. ill who had been im- 
munized 10 12 1117 

No. who had Schick 

Test and were negative 000010012 

No. of children given 

Schick Test 298 211 391 111 331 471 1813 

No. of positive reactions 227 150 234 73 154 234 1072 

No. of positive — com- 
bined reactions 17 11 22 2 17 40 109 



132 



TOWX DOCUMEXTS 



I Dec. ol 



Year 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 Tot..i 



No. of pseuclo reactions 0010001. 

No. of negative reactions 5^ i3 1 19 27 143 183 5<.'' 

No. immunized without 

test - (. ir, 9 17 13 (>: 

No. taking test only 2 n o 1 11 o n 1- 

No. failing to take all 

injections — S n o 7 2m 1 ; 20 - 

No. of deaths from 

diphtheria 10 1 i it 1 

No. of adult deaths o i 

No. of deaths of school 

age -I n ,1 1 ■ : 

No. of deaths under 

school age 1 o i 

No. of deaths among 

those tested or im- 
munized — — - 



REPORTS OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, 1930 















































^ 






X 






Cat bite 


1 



































1 


Cerebro spinal meningitis 
































0. 








Chicken pox 


8 


11 


10 


22 


17 


3 








1 





() 


2 


74 


Diphtheria 


3 


3 





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{^ 


Dog bite 


4 


4 





3 


4 


6 


6 


1 


1 


(] 





1 


3(J 


EncephaHtis lethargica 






































(1 


Erysipelas 


1 





2 



















(J 








4 


German measles 











8 


3 


2 




















13 


Impetigo 


























2 


4 








(. 


Infantile paralysis 






































(1 


Inflamed eyes 


1 








1 


























2 


Influenza 









































Lobar pneumonia 


2 


1 





2 

















1 





3 


9 


Measles 


1 








1 


4 


8 





1 













1^. 


Mumps 


2 





1 


3 


2 


1 


1 





1 











11 


Scabies 
































3 





3 


Scarlet fever 


2 


1 





1 


2 


3 


1 


1 








u 


1 


12 


Septic sore throat 
































1 





1 


Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 











1 


1 























2 


Tuberculosis (other forms) 











1 


























1 


Typhoid fever 





























() 








(1 


Whooping cough 





4 


11 


37 


50 


8 


3 


1 














114 



Totals 



25 24 24 80 83 32 11 4 (^ 5 4 7 30.^ 



1^30] REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 133 



DEATHS FROM CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, 1930 











































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No 


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Q 


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Anterior poIiom3^elitis 









































Chicken pox 









































Diphtlieria 









































l)og bite 









































C erebro spinal nicninqitis 




















{) 




















(German measles 














{) 


























( )phthahiiia neonatornni 









































Snpurative conjunctivitis 
































A 








Irachonia 














{) 


























Lobar pneumonia 


2 





{) 


2 

















1 





1 


6 


Measles 









































Mumps 


u 


n 

u 


(\ 

u 


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u 


u 


1\ 

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() 


I) 


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u 


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u 





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Scarlet fever 









































Septic sore throat 









































Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 


1 








1 


2 














{) 





4 


8 


Tuberculosis (other forms) 









































Typhoid fever 









































Whooping- cough 









































Totals 


3 








3 


2 














1 





5 


14 



SWAMPSCOTT RESIDENTS DYING OUT OF TOWN 
FROM CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Influenza 





1 


1 


Lobar pneumonia 


2 





2 


Whooping cough 


1 





1 


Tetanus . 


1 





1 


Totals 


4 


1 


5 


DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES 






(ieneral ]J)iseases: 










Male 


Female 


Total: 


Cancer of liver and intestines 


1 


1 


2 


Cancer of mouth and throat 


1 





1 


Cancer of rectum 


1 





1 


Cancer of stomach . — 


2 


1 


3 







2 


2 


Intestinal obstruction 





2 


2 


Pulmonary tuberculosis 


2 


2 


4 




7 


8 


15 


Diseases of Nervous System: 








Cerebral hemorrhage — — . 


3 


2 


5 


Simple meninsfitis -'— -. 


.„-... 


1 


1 




3 


3 


6. 


Diseases of Circulator}' System: 








Angina pectoris 


. - .. 1 





1 


Arterio sclerosis - 


4 


9 


13 


Cerebral sclerosis 





1 


1 


Cerebral thrombosis — - 





1 


1 


Enlargement of heart 





1 


I 



134 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Male Female Totals 

Myocarditis, acute 2 2 

Myocarditis, chronic — 6 4 10 

Myocarditis, degeneration — — Oil 

Valvular disease of heart 112 

12 20 32 

Diseases of Respiratory System: 

Pneumonia, broncho 2 3 ' 5 

Pneumonia, lobar 4 2 6 

6 5 11 

Diseases of Digestive System: 

Appendicitis, acute Oil 

Ulcer of stomach ^ 10 1 

1 1 2 

Affections Produced by External Causes: 

Fractured skull 10 1 

Suicide by gas 10 1 

Suicide by hanging 2 2 

4 4 

Illdefined Diseases: 

Heart failure 3 14 

Nonvenereal Diseases of the Genitourinary System and Annexa: 

Nephritis, chronic Oil 

Orchitis - 1 1 

1 1 2 

Diseases of Early Infancy: 

Atelectasis 10 1 

Premature birth — Oil 



1930 DEATHS BY MONTHS 

Male Female Totals 

January . 3 4 7 

February 16 7 

March 6 4 10 

April 6 4 10 

May 5 8 13 

June 3 2 5 

July _ - - 3 1 4 

August 13 4 

September 5 3 8 

October 3 5 8 

November 3 3 6 

December 2 3 5 

Totals 41 46 87 



1930 MORTUARY REPORT 

Male Female Totals 

Still births ^ 3 6 9 

Under 1 year - -— 4 15 

From 1 to 2 years — ^ 2 2 

" 2 to 3 years 1 1 

" 3 to 4 years 

4 to 5 years 



1930] 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 



135 



Male Female Totals 

5 to 10 years 

10 to 15 vears 1 1 

15 to 20 vears 1 1 

•• 20 to 30 years 1 1 

30 to 40 years 2 13 

40 to 50 years 5 6 11 

50 to 60 years 7 3 10 

60 to 70 vears 7 6 13 

•' 70 to 80 vears /. 8 9 17 

" 80 to 90 vears 3 9 12 

" 90 to 100 years 1 1 

Totals 41 4h 87 



SUMMARY OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS 



Deaths in Swampscott during 1930 . 87 

Non-residents dying in town 12 

Swampscott residents dying out of town 44 

Total deaths of Swampscott residents 1930 121 

Death rate 12.1 

Total number of resident deaths, male 38 

Total number of resident deaths, female 40 

Average age, male 53.4 

Average age, female 62.2 

Total births in town 189 

Total births out of town 77 

Still births in town 9 

Still births out of town 

Deaths under 1 year in town 5 

Deaths under 1 year cut of town 5 

PERMITS ISSUED 

The following permits have been issued during 1930: 

To keep fowl 103 

To construct cesspools and drains 17 

To undertakers 3 

To transport garbage and refuse 1 

To collect soapgrease and tallow 1 

To remove night soil 1 

The following licenses have been issued during 1930: 

To sell alcohol 14 

To manicure 7 

To sell non-alcoholic beverages , 2 

Whooping cough ribbons 2 



The sum of $47.40 has been received for said licenses and this 
amount has been paid to the Collector and his receipt obtained. 
Respectfully submitted, 

CLARE^XE W. HORTOX. 

Health Officer. 



Inspector of Plumbing 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the following report for the yc, 
ending December 31, 1930: 

Plumbing permits issued 246 

Installations approved 246 

Respectfully submitted. 

EDWARD C. PHILLIPS, 

Plumbing Inspector. 



]o6 TOWN D0CUMF:NTS [Dec. 31 



Milk Inspector 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the followinj^ report for the year 
l ading December 31, 1930: 

Tlic necessity of this department maintaining strict supervision of 
the place and the circumstances under which the milk and cream sup- 
l)ly of this town is being produced and handled is quite clear when the 
fact is taken into consideration that none of the supply is produced here 
and none of the dealers or distributors of the same have a place of bus- 
iness here.' The necessity is further emphasized by the fact that but 
20% of our supply is produced in this State, while the remaining 80% 
is produced in Maine, New Hampshire and V ermont. 

The adoption of new regulations governing the distribution, pas- 
teurization, production and sale of milk and cream and our annual in- 
spection of the individual dairy farms producing the same, have brought 
about a general improvement in the quality of the supply. However. 
I am still of the opinion, as stated in my report of 1929, that dairy in- 
spection as required by Chapter 94, Section 43, of the General Laws as 
amended by Chapter 122 of the Acts of 1924, is too large a proposition 
for the average town and the majority of the cities in this Common- 
wealth. 

During the past ten years very few communities have made any 
attempt to comply with the law, with tjie result that hundreds of milk 
dealers have been doing business in violation of the law. Such a situa- 
tion is certainly not going to improve the quality of milk or safeguard 
the health of the consumer. 

I find, that although the State departments having to do with the 
inspection and production of milk are fully aware of the inadequacy of 
the present system of inspection and supervision in the majority of our 
cities and towns and have made many unsuccessful attempts to improve 
the situation, they arc for some reason or other reluctant about taking 
the initiative in bringing about or recommending a change in the pres- 
ent laws. 

In order to precipitate the solution of the situation I have under- 
taken the responsibilit}^ of seeking legislative action. 

The following is a summary of the inspections during the year; 



1930] 



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138 TOWN DOCU^[ENTS [Dec. 31 

LICENSES AND PERMITS 

The following licenses and permits have been issued during the year: 

To stores 54 

To dealers 23 

To sell ice cream 26 

To manufacture ice cream 4 

To sell oleomargarine ^ 9 



The sum of $47.00 has been received for said licenses and this 
amount has been paid to the Collector and his receipt obtained. 
Respectfully submitted, 

CLARENCE W. HORTON, 

Milk Inspector. 

Dental Clinic 

To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — Herewith is submitted a report on the activities of 
the Dental Clinic for the 3'ear ending December 31, 1930: 

Every child in the elementary grades, I to VI inclusive, was ex- 
amined twnce during the school year. 

The first examination was for information, and a notification card 
was sent home by each child needing any dental services. 

The second examination was a check-up to see that the necessary 
work had been attended to. 

Although 605 cards were sent to parents for work to be done, 
nevertheless, through the efforts of the clinic and the parents with their 
family dentist, we received a ranking of 92% perfect in the Massa- 
chusetts reports. Of these 605 children, the teeth of 324 were taken 
care of and put in good condition bj' the school clinic. 

Below is a detailed summary of operations completed: 



Extractions (temp, teeth) . 461 

Extractions (perm, teeth) . 70 

Local anasthetic 336 

Pulp cappings — ^ 8 

Fillings (perm, teeth) 685 

Fillings (temp, teeth) 530 

Prophylaxis 221 

Miscellaneous 202 

Examinations 1698 

Total 4211 

Dental charts made out 605 

Notification cards sent home 605 



Respectfullv submitted, 

JAMES J. FENELON, D. M. D., 

Dentist in Charge. 

Health Nurse 

To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit a report of work for the year end- 



ing December 31, 1930: 

School visits 270 

Home visits 292 

Consultations 343 

Children taken to clinics 60 

Impetigo 13 

Scabies 3 

Uncleanliness 25 % 

Visits to tuberculosis cases 98 

Pre-school examinations 55 

Phj'sical examinations 1207 

Miscellaneous examinations — — 957 

Sight and hearing tests 1067 



ResDectfully submitted, 

MARY K. HAMMOND, R. N., 

Health Nurse. 



1930] 



REPORT OF PARK DEPARTMENT 



139 



Park Department 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

Herewith is submitted the annual report of the Park Commissioners 
for the year ending December 31, 1930. 

The organization of the board was the same as that of the previous 
year, Archibald Miller, chairman, and Stuart P. Ellis, secretary. In 
November the board suffered the loss of one of its members, Everett 
P. Mudge. For nearly four years he had given freely of his time and 
services in the interest of the department, and his passing is greatl}*^ 
regretted by his fellow members and by the citizens in general. The 
vacancy thus caused was filled in joint conference of the Board of 
Selectmen and the Park Commissioners by the election of John Homan 
of 69 Ocean View road. 

Monument Avenue Parkway 

This area was given the best of care during the year and presented 
the finest appearance in many seasons. 

A few changes and additions were made in the shrubbery beds, 
practically all of the bushes were pruned, the hillside at the ledge was 
thoroughly cleaned twice, and the lawns with their flower beds kept 
in the best possible condition. 

Jackson Park 

Considerable progress has been made during the year in excavation 
for the base of two tennis courts. The work has proceeded satisfac- 
torily with a small amount of help. A large amount of good loam, 
estimated as being worth $1,000, has been taken out for park use, and 
many tons of field stone suitable for walls and gate posts on the parks, 
have been removed and stored for future use. A bubble fountain which 
was installed just previous to the Fourth of July at the ball field, was 
completely destroyed during the summer and the water service there 
had to be discontinued. A small addition to the locker building is es- 
sential, to accommodate departmental equipment which is constantly in- 
creasing. 

Abbott Park 

Five sixteen foot park benches were added on the State road side 
of the grounds, and several more will be erected at other locations 
during next summer. The erection of the memorial boulder and tablets 
and the formal dedication of the grounds as Leon E. Abbott Park 
seems to require the adoption of a plan to improve and beautify the 
section of the grounds near the marker, and it is our intention to take 
some action in this direction the coming spring. Preparations for 
skating at this park are always made in the late fall, the catch basins 
sealed, drains filled with water, and the sewer outlets closed, but with 
all these precautions, it is found that after flooding, the water leaks out 
and it is usually only in the very coldest of winters that we are able 
to secure good skating conditions. 

Blaney Beach Reservation 

Last summer the largest number of bathers the beach has ever 
served were in full enjoyment of one of the cleanest bathing locations 
on this coast. Ever}^ morning our employees were on hand early, and 
long before the crowds had arrived the entire beach under our care had 
been cleaned of the accumulations of the previous day. The deposit 
of fish oifal near the Fish House has given the board much concern. 
A large amount of this material does not originate from the fishing 
industry conducted at the building, but comes from hotels, cafes, mar- 
kets, etc. We do not think this should be deposited on a town park, 
to the detriment of the health and pleasure of thousands of visitors, 
and hope with the co-operation of the Board of Health to eliminate 
a large part of the objectionable material before another summer. 

A moderate amount of repairs were made at the building. Damage 
caused by fire and by hoodlums had to be repaired, some concrete was 
relaid and minor repairs to pipes and fittings were found necessary. 



140 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



IJJcc. 31 



Phillips Park 

With the aid of the Health Department we have been able to se- 
sure a large amount of good filling during two winters and one summer. 
This has been used to advantage in preparing a foundation for (he 
projected tennis courts. In December we finished the work of filling 
to sub grade an area 125 feet square, on which it is expected that two 
courts w'ill be completed and fenced before next summer. The hockey 
rink now in operation near Humphrey street should be discontinued 
and a larger area for the purpose excavated further back in the 
swamp. The present rink is to be filled and used as a necessary ad- 
dition to the base ball field and parking space. 

Phillips Park is becoming more popular for athletic uses each year. 
Base ball, football, field hockey, ice hockey and cricket players are now 
enjojMug those activities, while tennis courts and a bowling green will 
soon be provided for players interested in those sports. 

Street Intersection Plots 

We have endeavored to attend to these small plots in a careful 
manner. New shrubs and trees have been planted in some localities, the 
grass plots cut and raked several times and all of the places maintained 
satisfactorily. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARCHIBALD MILLER, 
STUART P. ELLIS. 
JOHN HOMAN. 

I^ark Commissioners. 

Inspector of Animals 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — There have been sixty-four cases reported this year 
of people having been bitten by dogs. Each case was investigated and 
the dog placed under quarantine for two weeks. At the end of this 
time, however, each dog was released as healthy. There have been 
no cases of rabies in town durii\g the year. 

The general inspection of cattle, sheep and swine was carried on 
during January and February, as usual. The animals w-ere found to 
be healthy and well cared for and the premises where they were kept 
clean, well ventilated and with sufficient light. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. STRATTON, 

Inspector of Animals. 

Inspector of Slaughtering 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the following report lor the year 
i nding December 31, 1930: 

There being no public slaughter-houses in town the work consists, 
principally, of inspections of animals slaughtered for family use. 

Permits are always granted to applicants to do this vv^ork, provided 
tl:ey have a suitable place in which to do it. 

So far this work has been carried on satisfactorily and there have 
been no carcasses condemned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. STRATTON, M. D. V., 

Inspector of Slaughtering. 



1930] 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 

Board of Fire Engineers 



141 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — The following is the report of the Board of Fire En- 
gineers and the Chief of the Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1930. 

Important Notice 

We would ask all persons discovering fires in buildings to ring the 
nearest box (if within reasonable distance) as it is quicker and more 
accurate than the telephone. If you think you must use the telephone 
be sure to ask for Emergency Breakers 82. Do not simply ask for the 
Fire Department. 

Fire Alarm and Service Record 



Swanipscott box alarms 65 

Swampscott telephone alarms 202 

Swampscott still alarms 23 

Lynn line boxes 6 

All other Lynn calls 10 

Marblehead boxes 23 

Marblehead telephone calls 11 

Salem call 1 



Total , 340 



Under the mutual aid system Chemical 4 of Lynn responded to 35 
Swampscott calls, Engine 8 of Lynn to 25 Swampscott calls. Engine 
5 of Lynn to 2 Swampscott calls, Ladder 1 of Lynn to 7 Swanipscott 
calls, Engine 2 of Marblehead to 11 Swampscott calls, Combination A 
of Swampscott to 34 Marblehead calls, Combination B to 10 Lynn calls, 
Combination C to 6 Lynn calls, Combinations A and D to 1 Salem call. 



Hose, Ladders, Chemicals used at fires 

3 inch hose laid 2,400 ft. 

inch hose laid 33,900 ft. 

Chemical hose used 4,325 ft. 

Ladders used 971 ft. 

Gallons of chemical used 1,581 gals. 

Drills 10 

Hours of duty 211 hrs. 

Combination A answered 139 calls 

Combination B answered 78 calls 

Combination C answered 87 calls 

Combination D answered 110 calls 

Service car answered 78 calls 

Valuation, Losses and Insurance 

Value of buildings in which fires occurred $151,350.00 

Damage to buildings in which fire occurred 6,360.60 

Insurance on buildings in which fire occurred 134,900.00 

Insurance paid on buildings in which fire occurred 6,260.60 

Loss on buildings over insurance 100.00 

Value of contents of above buildings 56,150.00 

Damage to contents of above buildings 4,668.73 

Insurance on contents of above buildings 38,100.00 

Insurance paid on contents of above buildings 4,653.23 

Loss over insurance 15.50 

Automobile fires 23 

Dump fires 44 



142 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Apparatus 

Combination A at the Phillips Beach Station will probably require 
the usual running repairs the coming year. 

Combination B American LaFrance pump located at the Central 
Station was purchased in 1913 at a cost of $8,500.00. This major piece 
of apparatus has now reached a point where frequent repairs are re- 
quired which necessitates this important equipment being out of ser- 
vice at increasing intervals. 

In our best judgment this old equipment should be replaced by a 
new 1000 gallon pumper. This decision was reached unanimousl}' by 
the board after a complete survey had been made by an authorit}- on 
fire apparatus and careful consideration on our part of all pertinent 
facts. 

It must be borne in mind that this equipment was purchased in 
1913 at a time when the motor industry was more or less in the exper- 
imental stage and that subsequent to that time many radical changes 
and improvements have taken place. 

Consideration w^as first given to making necessary repairs as re- 
commended to place this apparatus in fair working condition. We also 
very carefully considered the advisability of completely overhauling or 
rebuilding, but because of the expense involved to complete either of 
these projects and the more or less uncertainty of the results we are 
of the opinion that it is for the best interest of the town to purchase 
new equipment in order that the town will be fully protected by having 
a reliable pumper at the Central Station. We have inserted an article 
in the warrant asking for an appropriation for this purpose. It is our 
intention, because of the very small turn-in value of this old piece of 
apparatus, to hold it in reserve for spare work as occasion requires. 

Combination C, our ladder truck, located at the Central Station, 
requires repainting and the installation of a starter. It is our intention 
to keep the expense of this work at a minimum by having all detachable 
equipment and ladders done by the men of the department. We have 
recommended an appropriation for this work. 

Hose 

We have in service 400 feet of 3 inch hose; 3,550 feet of 2^- inch 
hose and 700 feet of chemical hose. 

Fire Houses 

We have considered shingling the Central Station building, but 
have decided to paint and do small repairs instead and have asked for 
an appropriation to cover same. 

The Phillips Beach Station house is in good repair, but we will 
be obliged to change over the plumbing at some little expense in order 
to connect with the new sewer, and have asked for an appropriation 
for that work. 

Fire Alarm System 

There have been 76 alarms sent out over the system during the 
past year. 

We have installed new boxes at the following locations, 132 on 
State road, opposite Berkshire street, and 423 on Humphre}^ street cor- 
ner of Hemingwaj^ road. 

For this year we recommend one new box at Humphre}- street and 
Lynn Shore Drive, and have asked for an appropriation to cover the 
cost. 

Humphrey Street Underground 

Work has been completed during year in placing wires under- 
ground from the junction of Atlantic avenue and Puritan road along 
Humphrey street to Ingalls terrace. Also a special branch of fire 
alarm underground cable laid in new duct from the Fish House to New 
Ocean House on Puritan road. 

Our 1931 project, in accordance with the prearranged five year 
program <^f displacing as much of our overhead construction as is 



1930] 



REPORT OF FIRE EXGIXEERS 



143 



possible with underground cables and making necessary changes in 
our system to allow for the future growth of the town, is as follows: 
Continuing the present underground cable from Ingalls terrace with 
our main line cable along Humphrey street to Eastern avenue, thence 
via New Ocean street to the Central Fire Station. At the junction of 
Redington and Humphrey streets a latteral cable will branch of? to pro- 
vide for our No. 2 circuit and the fire alarm box at the Hadley school. 
It is also planned to provide a connection near the junction of Humph- 
rey street and Lynn Shore Drive, for a proposed new fire alarm box. 
We have recommended an appropriation for this work. 

Remarks 

This department, co-operating with the School Department and the 
officials in charge of St. John Parochial School, furnished speakers and 
literature and also held fire drills in observance of Fire Prevention 
Week. 

The Marblehead Water Department officials have agreed to give 
us two new hydrants to be located on their new 16 inch Marblehead 
water main near the Sunbeam Inn, State road. 

Chief of Department, Board of Fire Engineers, 

JA]MES WARXOCK. GEO. B. LEARNED, 

BENJAMIN B. BLANCHARD, 
JEFFERSON G. OWENS. Jr. 



Superintendent of Cemetery 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my 15th report as Superintendent 
of the Swampscott Cemetery. 

The year 1930 w^as a very bus}- year, having passed all records for 
deaths and lots sold. 

Interments for year 1930 numbered 100. The town has received 
for sale of lots and perpetual care the sum of $8,262.50. 

The new lots being made in the rear of the Cemetery, numbering 
about 20, will be finished in the spring. The single grave lots are 
still scarce. 

The avenues of the Cemetery were greatly improved b^- the appli- 
cation of about 75 tons of blue gravel, given by Theodore Cooke, in 
memory of his father, James A. Cooke. 

Respectfullv submitted. 

THOMAS HANDLEY, 

Superintendent. 

Dog Officer 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

There have been 29 complaints investigated this year. Twenty- 
eight dogs have been restored to their owners and fortA-nine stra}' dogs 
have been taken care of. Have notified owners who have neglected to 
license their dogs, as called for in the public statutes, and as a result 
552 dogs have been licensed, and 1 breeder's license granted. 

Respectfullv submitted. 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, 

Dog Officer. 



144 



TOWN DOCUMKNTS 



I Dec. 31 



Surveyor of Highways 



llu C'itizens of Swanipscott : 

• I herewith submit my annual report for the year 1930. All con- 
struction work this year has been done by contract. 

Phillips avenue, from Atlantic avenue to Plummcr avenue, has 
been put to .i?racic, drains laid, catch basins built and resurfaced with 
l)ituminous macadam asphalt. 

Humphrc}' street, from Lynn line to Holden's Store, resurfaced 
with asphalt' top mixed concrete, and from Holden's Store to l^uritan 
road, sealed. 

Bay View Drive, put to grade, sidewalks built and resurfaced. 

Ocean avenue, from Atlantic avenue to Shephard avenue, put to 
grade, catch basins built, surfaced with gravel and sealed. 

Culverts on Salem street have been put to grade and larger cement 
pipes laid in place of the old stone ones that were in bad condition. 
Work on these jobs was done by the M. McDonough Co. of Swamp- 
scott. 

Humphrey street, from Commonwealth avenue to Glen road, has 
been resurfaced with a vulcanized type of pavement, the work being 
done by Simpson Bros, of Boston. 

Barnstable street put to grade, sidewalk built and resurfaced with 
gravel. 

Plymouth avenue, put to grade, sidewalks built and resurfaced 
with gravel. 

Rock avenue, from Burrill street to toj) of hill, resurfaced with 
tarred rock. 

Bay View avenue, new catch basin built, drain laid, street put to 
grade and resurfaced with tarred mixed top. 

Road to Palmer Pond resurfaced with gravel. There have been 
used on other streets of the town about 1,200 loads of gravel, taken 
mostly from the town pit. 

All streets where curbstones were laid this year the gutters and 
sidewalks have been resurfaced with either gravel or tarred mixed stone. 

Slioulders to Atlantic avenue and Essex street have been shaped 
and tarred mixed stone used for filling three times during the year. 

The usual work of patrolling street surfaces has been done. 

About seven miles of streets were seal coated in v.liole or in part. 

Buena Vista street ledge, 206 yards removed. There is still con- 
.'^ iderable more rock to be taken out. ' 

Repairs on sidewalks have been done where needed, the following 
amounts of material being used: 626 tons of stone dust, 292 loads of 
gravel, 56 loads of cinders. 

Number of loads of sand used for sanding icy sidewalks and 
streets, 229. 

Tar concrete sidewalks were repaired at a cost of SI per yard for 
new work and 65 cents per yard for skim coating. This work was done 
under contract by F. P. Hart, of Lynn. Tlie nundjer of yards laid 
new. 983. Some 226 yards of granolithic sidewalks were repa-red and 
2,140 yards of either tarred or asphalt mixed concrete sidewalks were 
kiid by the department. 

Seven catch basins were retopped and two new catch basins built. 

The following drain pipe was laid: 230 feet of 8 inch, 12 feet of 10 
inch, 16 feet of 6 inch. 

All catch basins in tf)Wti streets cleaned at least twice, others 
oftencr wlien needed. 



1930] 



REPORT OF SURVEYOR OF HIGHWAYS 



145 



Gutters in all streets have been cleaned where needed and about 
1,100 square yards of tar and mixed stone have been laid in gutters to 
prevent washing out. Two manholes have been built, and 28 driveways 
were lowered. Some 421 feet of curbstone reset, 2,551 feet of new 
curbstone laid; 1,136 feet of guard rail fence repaired; one crossing 
reset. Snow fences placed on Salem street, Grossman avenue, Puritan 
road and Dennison avenue. 

Rov street drain, 2 manholes built 170 feet of 15 inch pipe drain 

laid. 

Elm place drain found in good condition: built two manhole clean 
outs. 

Palmer pond drain. Xo work has been done on thi> drain this 
year. 

There were 50,707 gallons of asphalt road oil and tar used on the 
streets, same being purchased under contract. The prices paid were 
cold patch at town yard and put in barrels, 14 cents; 45 or 65 per cent, 
asphalt oil applied, .052 cents. All oil applied on streets was covered 
with sand. Price of sand delivered at town yard, 95 cents; teamed by 
town trucks, 75 cents per ton. 

The amount spent for repairs on wood block pavement, Humphrey 
street, from Holden's Store to Fish House, which has blown up 24 
times this 3'ear, was about $360. 

Old stone crusher and building sold to John \V. Sheehan of Lynn 
for S500, the highest bidder. 

The town buildings. State road, have been taken down and all the 
best of the lumber used in building additional shed room in the rear 
of the yard. All other buildings have been overhauled and repaired 
and painted, also a chain link fence built. The buildings are now in good 
condition. 

Fence on Essex street, from the bridge to the Dennis Lj-ons estate, 
a cement cap has been laid on the top of the wall and 141 feet of chain 
fence built. 

The working force of the department remains the same as last 
year. New equipment added to the department consists of one Healey 
catch basin cleaner, one oil burning tar kettle, one gasoline pump. The 
Healey catch basin cleaner works perfectly. 

Streets that ought to be resurfaced the coming jear are Puritan 
road, from Humphrej' street to New Ocean House; Beach Bluff avenue, 
from Humphrey street to Atlantic avenue; the pavement on Phillips 
avenue continued to Humphrey street; Foster road resurfaced with a 
mixed top; also the hills on Barnstable street cleaned and resurfaced 
with a mixed top. 

I recommend that the town vote to purchase a sand spreading 
machine, and appropriate money therefor. 

I recommend that the town vote to purchase a 2^4 or 3 ton truck 
and appropriate money therefor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MICHAEL J. RYAN, 
Surveyor of Highways. 



146 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 

Board of Public Welfare 



[Dec. 31 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We herewith submit our annual report for the year 1930. 

The Department has had the heaviest year in its history, owing to 
unemployment and the growth of the town. 

We have co-operated with the several other organizations in the 
town which have been dispensing aid, in order that the chance of 
duphcation might be kept at a minimum. While these organizations 
have been of great service during this emergency, the citizens should 
realize that through our department aid is rendered continually and 
not just at the holiday season, when one is apt to feel most charitable. 

No one having requested aid has been refused, but the Board does 
not feel it is justified or has the right to inquire into the affairs of 
persons with the idea of placing them on the Public Welfare's books, 
other than at their request. 

We would recommend that the town appropriate the sum of 
$25,000 for maintenance of the Board of Public Welfare and Old 
Age Pensions for the ensuing year. 



SECRETARY'S REPORT 1930 



Persons having settlement in Swampscott, aided by other 

cities and towns — — . 36 

Families partially supported in Swampscott 20 

Men, women and children receiving aid from Swampscott, 

during 1930 150 

Settlements in Swampscott 99 

Settlement elsew^here in State 17 

State settlements 22 

Persons fully supported in State Hospitals 4 

Persons fully supported in Salem Home 1 

Respectfully submitted, 



EDMUND RUSSELL, 

Secretary. 



FINANCIAL REPORT 



Reimbursed by State 
Reimbursed by cities and towns 
Due from State and cities and towns 



$2,307.38 
359.50 
3,445.75 



JOSEPH F. CROWELL, Chairman, 
EDMUND RUSSELL, Secretary, 
HARRY E. CAHOON. 



1930] REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY 147 



Trustees of the Public Library 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Trustees of the Public Library herewith submit their 
annual report. 

In the report for 1930 the Trustees recommended the addition to 
the library of a study and reference room and the finishing and furnish- 
ing of the upper floor of the present building as a children's room. The 
finance board recommended and the town appropriated $7,500 for pro- 
viding a children's room. The specifications for the room were made 
by Grave & Epps, Architects. In July competitive bids for the work 
were received, all of them in excess of the amount appropriated. The 
Trustees voted to have new and simplified specifications drawn up which 
would make it possible to provide a room which, with a later appro- 
priation, could be furnished and improved. The contract for work as 
called for in the second set of specifications was awarded to Thibeau 
& Comeau, the lowest bidders. The work has been finished in a most 
satisfactory manner. At a special town meeting December 4, $3,000, 
as recommended by the finance board, was appropriated for furnishing 
the new room. 

Miss Lillian Ansley, formerly children's librarian in Watertown, 
Massachusetts, has been engaged to take charge of the work in the 
children's department, and the Trustees hope that the room may be in 
use before the end of January. 

While much time and attention has gone into the plans for the 
new children's room, the routine work of the Hbrary during the year 
1930 has gone on as usual. 

The circulation of books, which is an important feature of our work, 
is a matter of statistics; cold figures can not give an accurate estimate 
of a library's value to the community. Use of the library for reading 
and reference is of at least equal importance, and there has been a 
gratifying increase in the number of people wlio have used these priv- 
ileges. By means of inter-library loan, an arrangement between libraries 
for borrowing and loaning books, our patrons have had the use of 
material not to be found in our own library. 

The number of new books added during 1930 was 1,048, an in- 
crease of 110 over the accessions of 1929. During the year 396 books 
were discarded. The number of books discarded during the last few 
years may seem large, but it is our purpose to remove the out-of-date 
material from our shelves so that our record of books on hand may 
represent volumes which are in active service. 

Last June, after nine months of efficient service. Miss Mildred 
Parker .left us in order to take a business position. Miss Jeannette 
Crosby and Miss Anna Soutter, High School students, were engaged 
at that time to give part-time assistance. 

The Sunday attendance during the winter of 1929-30 was as follows: 

Total attendance, 539; adults, 155; students, 189; children, 195. 

One of the most interesting gifts which has ever come to the library 
was donated by the James L. Bates Post of the Grand Army. It con- 
sists of the charter, framed and ready to be hung; the roll-call book; 
and the old silk flag, beautifully embroidered with the name of the Post. 
Books have been received from the Leon Abbott Post of the Legion, 



148 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



I Dec. 31 



John Albree, Professor Elilni Thomson, Dr. Charles H. Bangs, Mis^ 
Louise Ricker, Mrs. James J. Fenelon, Mrs. Samuel H. HolHs of Lynn. 
Miss Carrie Millett of Newton, and The American Geographical Society 
of New York. These gifts the Trustees and Librarian acknowledge 
with gratitude. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GUSTAVUS J. ESSELLN. JR.. 
ELIHU THOMSON, 
JEAN G. ALLAN, 

Board of Trustees 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN 

Circulation: 

Adult fiction ' 30,360 

Adult non-fiction 6,658 

Juvenile fiction 11,693 

Juvenile non-fiction 2,693 



37,018 



14,386 



Current periodicals 886 



52,290 

New books added during the year, 1048, 

Books in the library, Januar}^ 1, 1931, 13,743. There were 396 
books discarded during the year. 

Fine receipts turned over to the town, $425.55. 

LUCY M. EVELETH, 

Librarian. 



1930] SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 149 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit mv report from January 1, 1930, 
to December 31, 1930. 

This department tested, sealed or condemned all the various meas- 
uring devices and records made thereof, the summary of which is as 
follows : 









Non- 


Con- 




Adjusted 


Sealed 


Sealed 


demned 


Platform scales over 5000 lbs. 


1 


6 








Platform scales under 5000 lbs. 


17 


22 


1 





Counter scales under 100 lbs. 


15- 


48 








Beam scales over 100 lbs. 





3 








Beam scales under 100 lbs. 





1 








Spring scales over 100 lbs. 





8 








Spring scales under 100 lbs. 


12 


37 





3 


Computing scales under 100 lbs. 


14 


34 





1 


Personal scales 





8 





• 


Prescription scales 


2 


4 








Avoirdupois weights 


10 


208 


3 





Apothecary weights 


2 


76 








Metric weights 





22 








Liquid measures 





126 








Dry measures 





10 








Gasoline measuring pumps 


13 


48 


5 





Gasoline measuring meters 


5 


15 








Quantity measures on pumps 


94 


290 








Yard sticks 





2 








Total 


185 


968 


9 


4 


Trial Weighing 










Number 


Number 








Tested 


Correct 


Under 


Over 


Bread 


45 


45 








Butter 


231 


231 








Coal in bags 


95 


89 





6 


Coal in transit 


8 


1 





7 


Confectionery 


261 


261 








Dry commodities 


368 


363 


4 


1 


Flour 


39 


39 








Fruits and vegetables 


130 


110 





20 


Meats and provisions 


64 


63 





1 


Total 


1241 


1202 


4 


35 



This department made during the year 2,534 inspections and 74 
tests with very good results. Complaints investigated were satisfac- 
torily adjusted. 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. WALTER BURRILL, 
Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



150 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Water and Sewerage Board 



WATER DEPARTMENT 

To the Citizens oi Swampscott: 

We submit herewith our annual report for the year ending De- 
cember 31, 1930. Water mains have been laid in all streets as voted 
by the town this year, except streets which have not been completed 
as required before water pipes can be laid, namely: Duke street, Hamp- 
shire street and Allen road. A number of dead ends have been con- 
nected up which will give a better circulation and service. 

Extension of mains (with cost) including gates and hydrants, etc.: 
Charlotte road 225 ft. 6-in. C. I. pipe $641.80 

Bristol avenue 465 ft. 6-in. C. I. pipe 1,119.99 

(replaced 2-in.) 
Stanlev road 567 ft. 6-in. C. I. pipe 1.141.53 

Dale s'treet 629 ft, 6-in. C. I. pipe 1.270.00 

Xason road 145 ft. 6-in. C. I. pipe 331.50 

Minerva street 172 ft. 6-in. C, I. pipe 475.89 

§4.980.71 

Gates : 

In use. December 31. 1929 586 
Added 6 



Total December 31. 1930 592 
Hydrants: 

In use December 31. 1929 275 

Added 4 



Total December 31, 1930 279 
Services: 

In use December 31. 1929 2.625 
Added 49 
Abandoned 1 

48 



Total December 31. 1930 2,673 
Meters: 

Total cost to December 31. 1929 $30,703.94 
Purchased during year, 36 817.50 



Total cost to December 31. 1930 $31,521.44 

Table of Distributing Pipe in Feet December 31, 1930 

Wrought Cast Cement 

Iron Iron Lined Kalemin Total 

IVa. inch 528 528 

15-4 " 80 SO 

2 9.190 1.153 10.343 

4 6.335 1,031 7.366 

6 114.028 1,861 115.889 

8 7.375 7.375 

10 21,800 21.800 

12 6.714 n.7l4 

14 3.721 3.721 



9.190 159.973 



3.622 



1.031 



173.S16 



1930] REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 151 



Water Debt 
Bonds and notes issued to December 31. 1930 
Bonds and notes paid to December 31, 1930 



$368,300.00 
297.300.00 



S7 1.000.00 

Decrease during the vear $8,000.00 
Bonds and notes due'l931 8,000.00 
(For details of above debt see report of Town Treasurer) 
Inventory of Property, Water Department 
December 31, 1930 
Water mains and stand pipe S213. 732.34 

Land on Pine street 2,000.00 
Brick building. Pine street 2,000.00 
Work shop and garage 2.500.00 
Auto truck and coupe 800.00 
Office furniture 800.00 
Meters and oarts 31,521.44 
Stock on hand 8.000.00 

■ $261,353.78 

GEORGE D. R. DURKEE. 
HAROLD EXHOLM. 
CHARLES E. HODGDOX, 

Water and Sewerage Commissioners. 
SEWER DEPARTMENT 
All sewers have been completed as authorized by the town and all 
houses on the thirty streets where sewers were laid this year have been 
connected, increasing the sewage to be pumped to quite an amount. 
Sewage pumped this year is approximately three hundred million gal- 
lons. There seems to be a demand for more lateral sewers which will 
appear in articles in the town warrant. 
.Sewer maintenance 



Appropriation 
Expended 
Balance 
Particular sewers 
Appropriation 
Expended 



Balance 



Construction Details 



$10,365.00 
9,412.90 
$952.10 

$1,000.00 
518.29 

$481.71 



Section 
535 lin. ft. 
3299 lin. ft. 
4431 lin. ft. 
2301 lin. ft. 



vit. pipe 
vit. pipe 
vit. pipe 
vit. pipe 



•'A'' 
12-in. 
10-in. 
8-in. 
5-in. 

270.4 cu. yds. ledge excavation 
45 manholes 

34.8 M. sheeting in place 
Extra work: 
Bellevue road 
Beach Bluff avenue 
Mostyn street 
Phillips avenue 
Humphrey street 
Crosman avenue 



Plus 15% 
Inspection 

Blue prints and stencils 
Advertising 



@ 

@ 
@ 
@ 



S4.73 
1.84 
1.44 
0.87 
7.48 
79.00 
40.00 

$3,484.11 

m.yy 

378.76 
258.45 
24.80 
24.24 

4.504.13 

675.62 



$2 

6, 
2, 
2' 
3! 
1. 



530.55 
070.16 
380.64 
001.87 

022.59 
555.00 
392.00 



.179.75 
525.00 
10.15 
13.65 



152 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Manhole rings and covers 
Police 

Water department flush manholes 

Lynn Gas & Electric Co. 

E. C. Phillips. Buist & Libby, sewer pans 

Cast iron water pipe 

Boston & Maine Railroad 



Section "B" 
130 lin. ft. 15-in. vit. pipe 
963 lin. ft. 10-in. vit. pipe 
1878 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. pipe 
952 lin. ft. 5-in. vit, pipe 
778 cu. yds. ledge excavation 
20 manholes 
7.056 M. sheeting in place 
Extra work: 
53.5 hours labor 
2 bags cement 
^ ton stone 



@ 
@ 



@ 
@ 
@ 
@ 
@ 
@ 
@ 

§.75 
.75 

2.00 



Plus 15% 



§5.00 
5.00 
4.00 
1.00 
1.00 
75.00 
40.00 

40.13 
1.50 

1.00 

42.63 
6.39 



Inspection 

Blue prints and stencils 

Advertising 

Cast iron water pipe 

Manhole rings and covers 

Water Dept. flush manholes 

Buist & Libby, sewer pans 

Section "C" 

94 lin. ft. 12-in. vit. pipe @ $2.45 

267.6 lin. ft. 10-in. vit. pipe @ 2.45 

758 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. pipe @ 2.15 

1558 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe @ 1.85 

1116 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe @ 1.05 

1120.2 cu. yds. ledge excavation @ 3.40 

21 manholes @ 49.00 

Extra work: 
24 hours mason @ §1.25 30.00 

8 hours helper @ .90 7.20 

21 hours foreman @ 1.25 26.25 

87 hours labor @ .75 65.25 

8 bags cement @ .75 6.00 

30 bricks @ .02 .60 

4 rails for manholes @ 1.25 5.00 

140.30 

Plus 15% 21.05 

Inspection 
Blueprints 
Advertising 

Manhole rings and covers 
Water dept, flush manholes 
Buist & Libb}-, sewer pans 



§691.51 
7.50 
193.37 
74.71 
177.50 
558.78 
48.48 



S650.00 
4.815.00 
7.512.00 
952.00 
778.00 
1.500.00 
282.24 



49.02 
560.00 
6.50 
14.70 
15.63 
332.16 
82.23 
35.00 



$230.30 
655.62 
1.629.70 
2.882.30 
1.171.80 
3.808.68 
1.029.00 



.161.35 
522.50 
1.65 

12.60 
399.62 
180.78 

56.00 



$31,433.21 



517,584.48 



§12,741.90 



1930] REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 153 



Section "D" 



404 lin. ft. 12-in. vit. 


pipe 






c/^AA on 


944 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. 


pipe 


fn\ 

Ccy 


i.jyj 


141 6 00 


695 Hn. ft. 6-in. vit. 


pipe 


Vfi! 


1 2'=> 


868 65 


414 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. 


pipe 




80 

.OVJ 


^^1 20 


736.2 cu. yds. ledge excavation 


(n) 


5.00 


3 681 00 


13 manholes 




(a) 


70.00 


910.00 


2 catch basins 






70.00 


140.00 


Extra work: 










113 hours labor 


@ 








8 hours foreman 


@ 




10 on 




5 hours mason 


@ 


I. Co 






4 hours helper 


@ 


.90 


4.50 




7 bags cement 


@ 


.75 


5.25 




1 ton sand 






1 K(\ 

l.DU 




450 bricks 


@ 


.02 


9.00 




2 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. 


pipe @ 


.0225 


.45 




21 lin. ft. 12-in. vit. 


pipe @ 


.0675 


14.18 




8 hours compressor @ 


5.00 


40.00 










175.88 




Plus 15% 






26.38 





Advertising 
Blue prints 
Inspection 
Water pipe 

Manhole rings and covers 
Gratings 

Water dept., flush manholes 
A. French, connection 
Buist & Libby, sewer pans 
E. C. Phillips iron pipe 

Nason road 

406 lin. ft. 8-in. vit. pipe 
192 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe 
55.4 cu. yds. ledge excavation 

3 manholes 
Extra work: 

^ ton crushed stone @ 
Plus 15% 

Advertising 
Blue prints 
Inspection 

Manhole rings and covers 
Buist & Libby, sewer pans 

Rockland and King streets 
330 lin. ft. 6-in. vit. pipe 
20 lin. ft. 5-in. vit. pipe 
34 cu. yds. ledge excavation 

4 manholes 
Extra work: 

157 lin. ft. 12-in. vit. pipe 
Advertising 

Manhole rings and covers 
Inspection 



202.26 
14.70 
3.45 
340.00 
31.50 
222.04 
33.00 
82.83 
4.50 
38.50 
9.00 



@ 


$1.50 


609.00 


@ 


.80 


153.60 


@ 


4.00 


221.60 


@ 


70.00 


210.00 


2.00 


1.50 






.23 








1.73 






7.45 






.75 






30.00 






39.93 






10.50 


@ 


$1.25 


$412.50 


@ 


.80 


16.00 


@ 


4.00 


136.00 


@ 


70.00 


280.00 


@ 


1.50 


235.50 






7.35 






66.53 






60.00 



$8.934-.73 



$1,284.56 



154 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



A. French, loam $3.00 
Water dept., flush manholes 22.10 



Atlantic avenue (Breed and Kimball) 

P. J. McDermott 425.60 
Manhole rings and covers 26.62 



$1,238.98 
$452.22 



Inventory of Property, Sewer Department 
December 31, 1930 

Pumping station $17,000.00 
Pumping plant 14,000.00 
Land 5,000.00 
Office furniture 350.00 
Tools 500.00 
Truck and garage 500.00 

$37,350.00 

GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
CHARLES E. HODGDON, 

Water and Sewerage Board. 

Care of Brooks 

Kings brook culvert as voted by the town has been completed as 
far as Cherry street without any cost to the town for easements and 
has relieved the bad situation to quite an extent, but should be con- 
tinued to the Lynn line in the near future. 
Appropriation $500.00 
Expenses 68.08 

Balance $431.92 

Kings Brook Culvert 
Appropriation $2,800.00 

M. McDonough $2,630.00 

Advertising 12.60 

Manhole rings and covers 53.49 

Cast iron pipe 5.85 

Bradford & Weed 70.00 

2,771.94 



Balance $28.06 

GEORGE D. R. DURKEE, 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
CHARLES E. HODGDON. 



1930] 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



155 



School Committee — 1930 

John Vannevar, D. D., Chairman 53 Farragut road 

Br. 3508-M 

Marion C. Miller (Airs.), Secretary 73 Fuller avenue 

Br. 8813 

Eleanor H. Ingelfinger (Mrs.) 5 Cliffside avenue 

Rr. 8790-R 

George C. Thomas 15 Outlook road 

Br. 3667 

Ralph Alaxwell 82 Afillett road 

Br. 1818-Al 

Regular meeting, second Wednesday of each month 
Superintendent of Schools 
Harold F. Dow 
62 Thomas road Telephone — Br. 9600 

Office of Superintendent of Schools — Hadley School, Br. 2067 
The office of the Superintendent of Schools is open on school davs 
from 8:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.; Saturdays from 9:00 A. M. to 12:00 M. 

School Calendar— 1931 

Winter term begins Monday, January 5 

Winter term closes Friday, February 20 

Spring term begins Alonday, March 2 

Spring term closes Friday, April 17 

Summer term begins Afondaj', April 27 

Summer term closes Friday, June 19 

High School Graduation Friday, June 19 

Fall term begins Wednesday, September 9 

Fall term closes Wednesday, December 23 

Report of the School Committee 

To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The School Committee herewith submits to you the report of the 
Superintendent of Schools. 

Your Committee appreciates the spirit of co-operation which you 
have shown in aiding them to continue the policy of strengthening 
the personnel of the schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN VANNEVAR, Chairman, 
AlARION C. MILLER, 
ELEANOR H. INGELFINGER, 
GEORGE C. THOMAS, 
RALPH MAXWELL, 

Swampscott School Committee. 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

To the School Committee of Swampscott: 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — It is my privilege to submit to you at this 
time my eleventh annual report as superintendent of schools. To 
accord with the policy of the town in regard to such documents this 
report will be limited as others of the series have been to such facts 
as seem worthy of being called to the attention of the citizens of the 
town. You, as a committee, will find herein little that is new to you; 
your great interest in and close attention to the educational and ad- 



156 



TOWN DOCU.MKNTS 



[Dec. 31 



ministrative problems that have been encountered the past year have 
kept you in close touch with all our undertakings. It is my hope that 
you will find this summary a faithful portrayal of the incidents in 
which you have participated. 

Before entering upon a discussion of tlie events of the past year, 
however, it would seem that at the end of this decade period, December 
1930, it is an opportune time to glance in retrospect over the past ten 
vears and compare brief^v the school situation of 1920 with that of 
1930. 





1920 


1930 


Town population 


8,101 


10,346 


School enrollment 


1,504 


1,605 


School rooms 


48 


60 


Total staff 


62 


92 


Elementary staff 


26 


35 


Junior High staff 


14 


22 


High staff 


12 


19 


Number of janitors 


5 


6 full time 






4 part time 


Average size Elementary Classes 


45 


33 


Average size Junior High Classes 


30 


25 


Average size High School Classes 


27 


21 


The parallel columns listed above 


show certain 


aspects of our 



growth during the period mentioned, but these merit certain elaboration, 
and other phases of our development deserv-e mention. 

First, as regards our school housing. During this period the new 
Machon School of nine rooms and auditorium has been completed, the 
Hadley Annex of eight rooms has been projected and built, thus allow- 
ing the entire Hadley School for the use of our Junior High, and the 
Stanley School of eight rooms and auditorium has replaced the old 
four-room Palmer building. These are all modern brick buildings, with 
up-to-date heating, ventilation and lighting, devised to facilitate mod- 
ern instruction and planned with regard to the future of the districts 
they serve. Few towns have "more adequate elementary and junior 
high school housing than has Swampscott. Increasing attention is 
being given to the up-keep of our buildings. In the decade now ending 
$58,877.19 has been expended for repairs and replacements under a 
definite progressive policy, and $2,000 has been spent similarly for the 
development and adornment of school grounds. 

Additions to our instructional staff have been equally noteworthy, 
as we find that during this period the average size of our elementary 
classes has been reduced from 45 to 33 pupils per teacher, our junior 
high faculty increased from 14 to 22 members and our senior high 
faculty from 12 to 19. In addition, we have added two teachers of 
physical education, with another one planned for this coming year: 
provided full-time clerks in junior and senior high schools; freed the 
principals of the Machon and Stanley Schools from classroom assign- 
ments, thus giving them full time for supervision in their respective 
buildings; engaged a music supervisor on full time rather than part 
time, and a part time penmanship supervisor; provided a full time 
teacher-librarian for the junior high school; established two special 
classes for retarded children and an opportunity class for gifted chil- 
dren; provided building assistants in the Hadley and Machon schools, 
where certain elementary classes are large; insured the better care of 
our buildings by increasing our staff of custodians by one full-time 
assistant and four part-time assistants, three of the latter being char 
women; instituted manual training for boys and domestic science and 
art for girls in the high school; introduced a comprehensive course of 
general science in the junior high school, equipped a laboratory and 
engaged a well trained teacher for this department. 



1930] 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



157 



The Past Year 

The school year now ending has been characterized by the clearcut 
policy of the committee to strengthen the teaching staff. The 1930 
budget was planned with this in mind, the finance committee co-operated 
fully and the voters of the town willingly appropriated the increased 
amount which this policy made necessary. Briefly, this plan found 
expression in two ways; first, by the reduction of the size of classes 
in the college preparator}- divisions of the junior and senior high schools 
by engaging additional teachers; and, secondly, by attempting to fill 
these positions and all others made vacant by resignations by teachers 
whose personality, training and experience would seem to indicate that 
they could properly be said to increase the efficiency of our schools. 
To do this the salary schedule adopted by a previous committee was 
rescinded and each new teacher's salary was adjusted on the basis of 
his or her individual qualifications for the position under consideration. 
In this procedure we are following the policy that is in vogue in the 
business and industrial world, one that is logical and business-like and 
seemingly not open to criticism from any angle. 

The appended list shows the teachers who left our service during 
the past year, those who are new to our system, and the places in which 
these latter were formerly engaged. A perusal of this list will show 
that we drew many of these members of our staff from communities 
larger than Swampscott, which would not have been possible had it 
not been for the new policy of the committee. 

Resigned or Transferred Xew to System Previously Engaged At 



Roscoe E. Level! 
John L. Miller 
Helen M. Kelley 
Elizabeth E. Blan- 
chard 

Marion T. Childs 
(Mrs.) 

Hazel F. Paine 



Cleora Price 

Dorothy R. Powell 
Alma Matson 
Harry O. Swett 
Gertrude L. Herron 



Ada S. Lewis 



Dorothv F. Tower 



High 

Arthur G. Cronk 
Walter R. Henshaw 
Helen C. Lingham 

Bartholomew F. Mc- 
Ardle 

Amy D. This sell 

Evelvn A. Hill 
Dorothy C. O'Keefe 
Mildred Maus 



Junior High School 

E. Marion Bryant 

Elisabeth Maddison 
Marion E. Tyler 
Marjorie Nichols 
Dorothy F, Tower 
Docia A. Botkin 
Agnes T. Santry (Mrs. 

Clarke School 

Adelaide V. Bennett 

Hadley School 

\'iola Anderson 



Machon School 

Ada S. Lewis 



Haverhill High School 
Holyoke High School 
Amherst High School 



Eastern Jr. High, Lynn 

Lynn Classical High 

School 
Mansfield High School 
Chelsea High School 
Framingham Jr. High 

School 



Attleboro Jr. High 

School 
Sterling Jr. High School 
Salem, ^lassachusetts 
Grafton Jr. High School 
Hadley Elementary 
North Manchester, Ind. 



Cranford, New Jersey 



South Orange, New 
Jersey 



Clarke School, Swamp- 
scott 



158 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



In October, 1930, an important addition to our instructional units 
was provided by the opening of a second special class room at the 
Machon school. The first room of this nature was established at this 
building in 1921, and since that time children from all our elementary 
buildings assigned to this type of work liave been receiving instruction 
in one group, handicapped b}^ the differences in ages and sizes of the 
members of the class. By the establishment of a second class here we 
have been enabled to admit more children to the special training pro- 
vided and to make ihe groups more homogeneous from the standpoint 
of their mental and physical characteristics. As several of the members 
of these classes live in the remote school districts of the town, auto- 
mobile transportation to and from the Machon School has been pro- 
vided by the department, with the result that we have encountered 
fewer parental objections to membership in these groups and have 
achieved far more prompt and regular attendance by the pupils. 

The Junior High School has been strengthened this year by the 
employment of Mrs. Agnes Santry as librarian, and the development 
of this department of the school under her direction to a point of real 
efficiency. Mrs. Santry has been assisted in her work of organization 
by Mrs. McQuarrie of the State Department, and we have today as 
the result of the efforts of these two the nucleus of a very fine school 
library. 

As in other recent years our teachers have taken advantage of the 
educational opportunities available in Boston, Cambridge and Lynn 
by enrolling for professional courses in gratifying numbers. The ed- 
ucational staff at present is well equipped professionally for the work 
they are doing in the classrooms. Our buildings are receiving more 
and better care, due to the employment of part time char women to 
supplement the work of the regular janitors. 

As the progress of our High School is always of interest to those 
who follow the development of our schools the following tabulations 
from the report of Mr. Gray will be worthy of consideration. The 
first shows the results attained in the 1930 College Board Examinations 
and the second lists the members of the 1930 graduating class who 
are in post secondary schools and colleges. Briefly summarized these 
figures show that 74.6% of all college board examinations taken were 
passed b}' our high school pupils and that 41 of the 75 graduates of the 
school arc continuing their education in higher institutions. 

Results of College Board Examinations 
June 1930 



vSubjcct 


R* 


{'/■'■ 


X* 


Passed 


Failed 


Per Cent, 


English 


4 


2 


3 


4 


5 


44.3 


Latin Cp. 4 


1 


2 





3 





100. 


Latin Cp. 3 


2 


4 


1 


4 


3 


57. 


Latin Cp. 2 





1 





1 





100. 


Latin Cp. H 


1 








1 





100. 


French Cp. 3 


5 





2 


5 


2 


70.1 


French B 





2 





1 


1 


50. 


French Cp. 2 


7 


2 


1 


9 


1 


90. 


Math. A 


4 


5 


4 


10 


3 


76.9 


Math. D 





3 


1 


3 


1 


75. 


Math. E 


1 


2 





2 


1 


66-^3 


History D 


8 





1 


8 


1 


88.8 


Chemistrv 





1 


2 


1 


2 


33-1/^ 


Physics 


6 


1 





7 





100. 




39 


25 


15 


59 


20 


74.6 



R — Those who were recommended to take the examinations: C — 
Those who were given consent to take the examinations: X — Those 
who took examinations on their own responsibility. 



1930] 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COAIMITTEE 



159 



Members of. Class of 1930 in Post-Secondary Schools 



Antioch 


1 


Mount Holyoke 


1 

1 


Barnard 


1 


Northeastern University 





Bentley 


1 


Norwich 


1 

1 


Boston University 




Practical Arts 


A 


Bryant & Stratton 


1 


Miss Pierce's Secretarial S( 


:hool 2 


V_^IlciIlUlCl >JCCICLd.llcll OCllUOl 


o 




2 


Garland School of Homemaking 


1 


Salem Normal School 


1 


Jackson 


2 


Simmons 


1 


Katherine Gibbs 


5 


Skidmore 


1 


LaSalle Seminary 


1 


Tufts 


1 


Mass. Agricultural College 


2 


Wellesley 


1 


Mass. Institute of Technology 


3 







Looking Ahead 

It is a comparatively simple matter to present lists of things that 
we should like to have. It is not as simple to present a list of those 
additions to our staff and equipment which are essential to the proper 
maintenance of our schools, particularly this year when industrial con- 
ditions require that we use every effort to avoid unnecessary expen- 
diture. However, our school population increases and must be provided 
for, and our school system, like all other human institutions, cannot 
stand still; it must either improve or go back. We prefer that it 
improve and believe that the citizens of the town share this sentiment. 

This coming year we shall require at least three additional teachers 
in the Junior High School to take care of increased enrollment, the 
larger number of divisions and to provide for the extension of the 
physical training program, as recently approved by the committee. 
Mr. Gray calls attention in his report, and it has been pointed out before, 
that a similar provision should be made in our Senior High School. 

The topic of a new high school building has been discussed so 
many times in former reports that little new can be said now except 
that the need is greater with the opening of each school year and that 
we are serioush^ hampering the cause of secondary education in Swamp- 
scott by continuing the use of the present high school plant. Our high 
school principal estimates that next year that school will have approx- 
imately 400 pupils; it is already working to capacity; we should have 
an additional teacher next year, but no class room is available for use, — 
indeed we are now using by special permission of the Department of 
Public Safety one room previously condemned because of insufficient 
light and ventilation. We submit to the citizens of the town the earnest 
plea that relief in the form of a new high school building is the im- 
perative and immediate need of the school department. 

Another matter meriting serious consideration at this time is the 
question of financing our high school athletics. A recent decision by 
the Supreme Court has made it illegal for school departments to pur- 
chase equipment for the various athletic teams, with the result that 
Swampscott, in common with other cities and towns, is obliged to 
depend upon gate receipts for the financing of its athletic program. 
It is, of course, apparent that with no enclosed field we cannot hope to 
collect sufficient funds to carry on our interscholastic sports. It is 
my belief that this problem can best be solved by an act of the legis- 
lature giving the town authority to appropriate money for the purposes 
above outlined, as has been done in the case of the cit}' of Cambridge. 
Immediate consideration of this matter is requested. 

The recommendation made a year ago relative to additional play- 
space around the Hadley School and a gymnasium for the Junior High 
School are here repeated, but it is suggested that definite action on 
these matters be deferred until the question of the proposed new high 
school is determined. 

In closing this report may I commend to the committee the mem- 
bers of our teaching and supervisory staff who have consistently sought 
to maintain our schools at a high level of efficiency. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HAROLD F. DOW. 



160 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Dec. 31 



REPORT OF ATTENDANCE OFFICER 

To the School Committee of Swampscott: 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — I herewith submit a report of attendance 
for the year ending December 22, 1930. 

Visits to homes 

Absences due to illness 

Absences due to unsuitable clothing 

Habitual tardiness 

Truancy 

Cases taken to court 



Total 



Respectfully submitted, 

MARY K. HAMMOND, 

Attendance Officer. 



SWAMPSCOTT'S SCHOOL DOLLAR— 1925-1930 



Teachers' salaries 
Administration and 

supervision 
Operation 

Books and supplies 
Repairs, etc. 
New Equipment 
Auxiliary agencies 



1925 
56.C 

22.3 
11.4 
5.3 
2.5 
0.8 
1.7 



1926 
57. c 

20.9 

11. 
5.5 
1.9 
0.8 
2.9 



1927 
61.8c 

16.7 
11.2 
5.7 
2.3 
0.2 
2.1 



1928 
61.C 

16.8 
11.2 

5.8 

3. 

1.2 

1. 



1929 
61.C 

16.6 

10. 
5.9 
2.3 
0.9 
3.3 



lOO.c lOO.c lOO.c lOO.c 

CENSUS— October 1, 1930 

Number of boys 5 years of age or over and under 16 
Number of girls 5 vears of age or over and under 16 
Total 

Number of bo^'s 5 3'ears of age or over and under 7 
Number of girls 5 years of age or over and under 7 

Total 

Number of boys 7 years of age or over and under 14 
Number of girls 7 years of age or over and under 14 



Total 

Number of boys 14 years of age or over and under 16 
Number of girls 14 years of age or over and under 16 



Total 



PUPILS ENROLLED, November, 1930 

Sophomore Junior Senior P. G. 



1930 
63.3c 

15.2 
10.4 
5.9 
1.5 
0.7 
3. 



lOO.c lOO.c 



High 




149 




108 




98 




2 






Class 


I 


Class II 


Class III 


Junior 


High 




162 




120 




131 




Gr. 


Gr. 


Gr. 


Gr. 


Gr. 


Gr. 


Special 






1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Adv. Rtd. 


Clarke 




48 


53 


41 


28 


28 


39 




Had ley 




30 


44 


43 


42 


33 


34 


14 


Machon 




38 


34 


40 


29 


38 


38 


25 


Stanley 




27 


36 


33 


23 


32 


30 






High 






357 












Junior 


High 




413 












Elementary 




900 











852 
909 
1,761 

136 
173 

309 
578 
580 

1,158 
138 
156 

294 



Total 
357 

Total 
413 



237 
240 
242 
181 

900 



Total 



1,670 



1930] 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



161 



AGE GRADE TABLE— October 1, 1930 



Grade 


Sex 




6 


7 


s 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


16 


17 


IS 




M 


19 


41 


5 


1 






















] 


1'^ 


25 


52 


3 


























M 




15 


50 


12 


2 




















2 


F 




28 


48 


8 


3 






















M 






26 


47 


6 


5 


















3 


F 






3t) 


3 4 


11 


2 


1 


















M 








V 


34 


12 


3 


2 
















V 






1 


15 


36 


10 




















M 










12 


38 


9 


5 


2 












5 


F 










24 


28 


8 


2 


1 














M 










1 


16 


27 


15 


5 


1 










6 


F 










4 


19 


■40 


11 


2 


2 












M 




.... 








3 


25 


37 


19 


■• . 5 


2 










F 












5 


19 


34 


6 


4 


2 










M* 














2 


14 


31 


15 


6. 


' '2 


.... 




8 


F 














1 


17 


20 


9 


1 










M 






.... 










1 


19 


23 


13 


4 




J... 


9 


F 




— 






— 






1 


20 


39 


9 


4 


1 






M 


















3 


8 


33 


17 


10 


1 


30 


F 


















4 


26 


31 


8 


6 


1 




M 








.... 










1 




13 


19 


9 


2 


]] 


F 




















3 


25 


24 


10 






M 






















1 


6 


17 


. 9 


12 


F 






















3 


25 


26 


5 


Special 










3 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


3 


2 








Class 


F 






2 






2 


2 




1 




1 








Opp'tun- 


M 








3 


2 


1 


















ity Class 


F 






4 


4 
























M 


19 


56 


81 


75 


58 


76 


68 


76 


81 


55 


70 


48 


36 


12 




F 


25 


80 


88 


61 


78 


66 


71 


65 


54 


83 


72 


61 


43 


6 


Grand 


Tot. 


44 


135 


169 


136 


136 


142 


139 


141 


135 


138 


142 


109 


79 


18 



19 & Grand 
over Tot. Tot. 

— 66 

— 80— 146 
. — 79 

— 87— 166 

— 84 

— - 78— 162 

— 60 

— 62— 122 

— 66 

63— 129 

- — 65 

— 78— 143 
.— 91 

...— 70— 161 
70 

...— 48— 118 
60 

74— 134 
72 

1— 77— 149 
1— 45 
,. — 62— 107 

3— 36 

1— 60- 

- — 15 
. — 8- 

6 
8- 

4— 815 

2— 855- 
6 



96 



14 



-1670 



SWAMPSCOTT SCH 



Lee T, Gray, Principal 
Maebelle Adams 
Arthur G. Cronk 
Charles F. Cuddy 
Harriet M. Dillon 
James H. Dunn 
Walter R. Henshaw 
Evelyn A. Hill 
Helen C. Lingham 

Junior 

Alice L. Shaw, Principal 
Jean G. Allen 
Docia A. Botkin 
E, Marion Bryant 
Marion P. Burlingame 
Leonie M. Chandonnet 
S. Perry Congdon 
Beatrice L. Cook 
Edith M. Craig (Mrs.) 
Cleora A. Crooker 
Alice T. Durgin 



OL DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY 

High School 

Mildred Maus 
Bartholomew ¥. McArdle 
Dorothy C. O'Keefe 
A. Lillian Rideolit 
Ilah E. Spinnev 
Amy D. Thisse'll 
Mary P. Thompson 
Bertha L Wales (Mrs.) 
Marjorie White 

High School 

George E. Hutchinson 
Elisabeth Maddison 
Marjorie Nichols 
Crandall P. Nodwell 
Lena M. Patchett (Mrs.) 
Agnes T. Santry (Mrs.) 
Dorothy F. Tower 
Marion E. Tyler 
Mary C. Warmber 
Helen Warren 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Clarke School 

Blanche E. Doyle, Principal Eleanor C. Parsons 

Adelaide V. Bennett Melvina G. Pearson (Mrs.) 

Edith A. Farnum Katie Sanborn 

Helen A. Hayes Katherine F. Wilson 

Helen B. Lewis 



Viola Anderson 
Margaret E. Durgin 
Amy M. Fenwick 
Ruth K. James 
Marion F. Newcomb 



Hadley School 

Elizabeth Piatt 
Phyllis G. Smith 
Mabel F. Verry 
Anna F. Willey 



Machon School 

Mary I. Perkins, Principal Ada S. Lewis 

Marion J. Champion Elsie A. Meaney 

Hazel D. Chase (Mrs.) Elsie B. Oakes (Mrs.) * 

Mary Gandolfo Elva M. Shantz 

Mabel S. Knight M. Elizabeth Williams 

Stanley School 

Louise C. Stanley, Principal Jessie C. Martin 

Charlotte N. Conners Emma W. Parry 

Grace M. Farrell A. Thelma Smith (Mrs.) 

Alice M. Gove 



Flora A. Boynton 
Clara B. Fowler 
Esther Nazarian 



Supervisors 

Physical Education 

Art 

Music 



Superintendent of Schools 



Harold F. Dow 



Gladys V. Brown 
Marion E. Clinch 
Frances M. Newell 



L. T. Holder 
Herbert E. Wood 
John F. Wilson 
Iber Chapman 
Simeon J. Strong 
Harold Wheeler 



Secretaries 

Hadley School 
High School 

Superintendent of Schools 



Janitors 



High School 
Hadley School 
Hadley School 
Clarke School 
Machon Schoot 
Stanley School 



1930] REPORT OF HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEt' 163 



High School Committee 

The subject of a new High School having been under consideration 
for several years, it will be reviewed briefly for the convenience of the 
citizens. 

In Year 1928 

A special committee on the needs for a new High School, con- 
sisting of one member from each precinct, together with the School 
Committee, was appointed by the town in 1928. After a thorough 
investigation it was reported that the present High School is inadequate, 
not well located, and not in accordance with modern high school 
standards. 

In Year 1929 

At the annual meeting of 1929 the report of the special committee 
was adopted, and it was voted to appoint a building committee of five 
citizens with power to employ an architect to make plans; to obtain 
estimates of cost and recommend a suitable location for a new High 
School. The report of this committee appears in full in the annual town 
report of 1929, with cuts showing the proposed building and the arrange- 
ment of rooms. The Phillips Park site was recommended as best 
adapted and most available, and as it is the property of the town 
would not involve the purchase of land. 

In Year 1930 

At the adjourned town meeting of April 8, 1930, objections as to 
expense, disposition of the Phillips High School and the location re- 
commended were made, principally by the Finance Committee, with 
the result that this important project was delayed for a time. 

On Article 74, however, it was voted to continue the High School 
building committee, with instructions "to investigate and consider mat- 
ters that may arise from time to time in connection witii the question 
of establishing a new High School building and what use, if any, may 
be made of the present High School building for any other purpose." 

Subsequently, joint meetings of the committee and the School 
Committee were held, and on May 27 the latter passed the following vote 
at a regular meeting: "After due consideration the committee has come 
to the conclusion that the Phillips High School could well be used for 
elementary school purposes within a few years." 

At the adjourned annual town meeting of April 8 it was also 
voted to appoint a committee to consist of the "Chairman of the 
Selectmen, Acting Chairman of the School Committee, Chairman of 
the High School Committee, one Town meeting member from each 
precinct and one voter not a Town Meeting member from each precinct, 
to select a suitable location for the proposed new High School." This 
committee held many meetings with a public hearing. It also visited 
and studied all sites in various parts of the town, proposed either by 
the members of the committee or citizens. 

Their unanimous recommendation was ''that the town vote to 
transfer Phillips Park from the Park Department to the School Depart- 
ment; said park to be used as a site for the proposed nev/ High School 
building, playground, athletic field and parking area." 

During this interval two special bills were drawn by the Board of 
Selectmen and presented to the legislature; one, to permit the town to 
borrow money for high school purposes outside the debt limit; the 
other, to permit the town to use Phillips Park for school purposes. 
These bills were promptly enacted, and are to be found in Chapters 262 
and 310 respectively of the Acts of 1930. 



164 



T O \\^ X ] ) O C U A 1 1 : N 1 ■ S 



I Dec. 31 



In the same interval the committee decided to place ihe j^} nmasiuni 
at the rear of the auditorium instead of beneath. 

The committees having been prompt and diligent in carrying out 
the instructions of the town, the legislative bills and other details having 
been acted upon, and as the time was favorable from the standpoint of 
building cost, it was decided to call a special town meeting to consider 
the entire proposition. 

This meeting was held on June 24, and although the High School 
committee and the site committee submitted thorough and accurate re- 
ports, it was evident that an agreement could not be reached. The mat- 
ter was referred back to the High School Conniiittee by the following 
vote: "That the building committee give further consideration to this 
project for the purpose of obtaining plans and specifications that will 
allow the erection of a High School building at a cost not to exceed 
1350,000." 

In accordance with these instructions the High School committee 
has held frequent meetings, and submits the following report. 

REPORT OF HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

At the first meeting of the committee, held shortly alter the town 
meeting, it was decided to continue with Cram & Ferguson as architects, 
both on accoimt of their high standing and the splendid co-operation 
which they have given in the preparation of plans and a.^sistancc to the 
committee. The value of their services has been much in excess of 
the appropriation which was made available by the town for prelimin- 
ary drawings. It was also decided to review the entire project. 

As the cost of a High School or similar structure depends largely 
on the number of rooms, educational requirements, capacity as to num- 
ber of students and the like, and as the School Committee is in the 
best position to supply such information, members of the committee 
and school executives were invited to attend all meetings until the 
basic requirements of the problem could be set forth. 

Certain changes and rearrangement of the rooms were made and, 
as stated, it was decided to place the gymnasium at the rear of the 
auditorium. These necessarily caused some increase in the cubage, 
otherwise the School Committee expressed the opinion that the original 
specifications should not be reduced. 

The seating capacity of the auditorium, including the gallery, is 
760. The building committee is of the opinion that this should be in- 
creased to at least 900, as it will undoubtedly be used from time to time 
for community purposes, a custom adopted in many municipalities. 
Town meetings could also be held here, thus doing away with the need 
for an auditorium in a new^ Town Hall which must be built before long. 

If a large auditorium is provided in the High School the proposed 
Town Hall need then only contain offices, the Police Station and pos- 
sibly^ the Fire Department, thus greatly reducing the initial expense. 
The increase in the size of the auditorium w^ould not add greatly to the 
cost if done at this time. It should be kept in mind, however, that the 
arrangement of the auditorium and the gymnasium, as shown on the 
first floor plan, will permit the seating of a considerable number on 
chairs on the floor of the gymnasium. These seats being at the rear 
of the platform are not so desirable and the increased capacity of the 
auditorium to 900 is therefore strongly recommended. The School 
Committee also reviewed the matter of equipment and the furniture, 
submitting a new schedule. 

The revised specifications were submitted to the architects who 
embodied them in new layouts, together with a change in the front of 
the building, omitting some of the ornamental features. The new- 
drawings and plans are embodied in this report. From the experience 
of the committee, it can be stated that the cost of a modern High School 
building of Class A construction is to a large degree independent of 
the style of architecture or the architect. The regular fee of the latter 
is fixed. 



ri:l'ort of iik;ii school coMxMittee 



165 



The furniture and equipment would be ordered directly by the town. 

Based on present prices, preliminary bids have been received, in- 
dicating that a Class A High School to meet present requirements and 
provide for a reasonable future growth, would be approximately $440,000, 
with $40,000 additional for furniture and equipment, or a total of 
$480,000. 

Class B or mill construction with wood beams would cost some- 
what less. This would mean shorter life, greater maintenance of the 
building and less safety from the standpoint of fire than the Class A 
steel and concrete construction. Your committee is of the opinion that 
the Class B plan is not advisable. 

The estimates for each class of construction are as follows: 

Class A Class B 

Cost of building incUiding architect's fee S440,000 $371,000 

Furniture and etiuipment 40,000 40,000 



$480,000 $411,000 
These estimates would vary >omewhat according to the location 
selected by the town. If Phillips Park is chosen no purchase of land 
would be involved and these figures can be used. If some other site is 
decided upon a number of other questions must be taken into account. 
The purchase cost of land, including buildings, if any; the preparation 
of land, including excavation and blasting if there is ledge; the difficulty 
and expense of providing an athletic field, which should not be less 
than ten acres in extent; delay involved in the taking of land by right 
of eminent domain, and its preparation for the purpose. 

The High School requirements of Swampscott should be best 
known by the School Committee, and it is these which determine the 
estimates. 

If the town is satisfied with class B construction a High School can 
be built substantially in accordance with the plans submitted for ap- 
proximateh' the sum mentioned in the recommendation of the Finance 
Committee, not including equipment or the expense of acquiring and 
developing a site other than Phillips Park. 

The Committee has given careful consideration to the problem from 
every standpoint, and is of the opinion that Swampscott cannot afford 
to reduce the requirements as to size and accommodations and cannot 
afford to build other than a class A High School. 

In deciding this important question the citizens should keep in 
mind that the building cost and the cost of borrowing money are 
today without doubt as low as they ever will be. It is believed that 
the trend of building cost is now^ upward and will so continue. It should 
also be kept in mind that after the town has decided to go ahead it 
will be at least a year under the most favorable circumstances before 
the school is ready for use. 

Under the terms of Chapter 262 of the Acts of 1930 the following 
amounts may be raised by the town. 

Class A Construction 
Tax levy. 1931 $43,000 
Borrowed under special act 360,000 
Borrowed under general act 77,000 



$480,000 



Class B Construction 

Tax lew. 1931 $37,450 
Borrowed 374,500 



$411,950 
1 the ta> 
id. The 

will aecrease eacn year tor ntteen years, ine rate ot interest is takei 
at 4%, but it is possible under present conditions that this may be some 

what 1r»\vf>r 



These would represent respectively an amount on the tax rate of 
1931 of $1.73 per thousand and in 1932 $1.51 per thousand. The amounts 
will decrease each year for fifteen years. The rate of interest is taken 



166 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



To sum up, the committee recommends that the requirements for 
the High School be accepted as stated by the School Committee, with 
;io reduction, but rather an increase in the seating capacity of the audi- 
torium from 760 to 900. 

That class A construction be adopted as the best and most eco- 
nomical in the long run from a maintenance standpoint. 

That stone be used for exterior trim as included in estimates for 
class A and class B construction. 

That the building committee should be authorized to instruct Cram 
& Ferguson to proceed with working drawings and specifications with- 
out delay. 

That the Phillips Park site be decided on as recommended by ed- 
ucational authorities of the State and of the town, also by architects 
and engineers, who are competent to pass on the suitability of the 
■ground, and by the special committee of nineteen, which reported at the 
special meeting of June 24, 1930. 

The location is within the limits of distances recommended by 
school authorities of the State and can be reached without difficulty 
from all points of the town. It is on a principal thoroughfare where 
street cars are now running and where motor buses can easily be used 
for connecting with outlying districts when they are developed. The 
Eastern Massachusetts Railway Company has already agreed to take 
care of this detail. 

The following recommendations are made: 

That the sum of $480,000 be appropriated, $47,000 to be taken from 
the tax levy of the current year; the sum of $433,000 to be raised by 
notes or bonds of the town, $400,000 of this sum to be borrowed under 
Chapter 262 of the Acts of 1930, and $33,000 under the provisions of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws. 

That Phillips Park be transferred from the Park Department to 
the School Department under the terms of Chapter 310 of the General 
Acts of 1930. 

That the present building committee be continued with power to 
employ Cram & Ferguson as architects and enter into contracts under 
the by-laws of the town and do all acts necessary to the erection of the 
High School substantially as described in this report. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, Chairman. 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 
H. ALLEN DURKEE, 
ROBERT C. McKAY, 
GEORGE C. THOMAS, 

High School Committee. 



1930) REPORT OF TOWN ENGINEER 167 



Town Engineer 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — Herewith I submit my eighteenth annual report of 
the service rendered by the Engineering Department for the various 
departments for the year ending December 31, 1929. 

The Engineering Department has had charge of the following lines 
of work: The designing and superintending the construction of all drains 
and sewers; resurfacing of all streets built by contract, together with 
the specifications and estimates for the same; the establishing of street 
lines and grades for curb stones and granolithic sidewalks; all data 
and plans relating to the laying out of private ways for acceptance as 
public streets; and all engineering questions which come before the 
boards of the several departments. 

Sewers and Drains 

The sewer system of the town has been extended for a distance of 
15,732 feet at a cost of $67,289.35. Within this sewered area is assess- 
able property totaling a frontage of 24,077 feet, on which data the Water 
and Sewerage Commissioners fixed the rate of $1.39 per foot. Particular 
sewers were laid in the various sections amounting to $5,701.77. 

King's Brook, between Essex street and Cherry street, has been 
enclosed in a 30 inch concrete pipe at a cost of $2,630.00. 

The old stone culverts across Salem street have been replaced by 
36 inch, 42 inch and 48 inch concrete pipes at a cost of $2,280.00. 

Several minor drains were constructed which improve the flood 
conditions. 

Continuous Sidewalks 

Lines and grades have been given on the streets, as designated by 
the Board of Selectmen, for the laying of 2,551 lin. feet of curbstones, 
1,520 sq. yds. granolithic sidewalks and 4,302 sq. ft. of parking. 

Cemetery 

Thirty-five lots, containing an area of about 5,700 sq. ft., have been 
excavated and refilled for burial purposes, although the final grading 
is not completed. 

Resurfacing Roadways 

The following streets have been resurfaced with a permanent pave- 
ment, constructed under the Massachusetts Highway specifications, 
namely: Phillips avenue and Whitman road with a total yardage of 
8,359, at a cost of $12,724.34. 

The old concrete pavement on Humphrey street, between Common- 
wealth avenue and Glen road was vulcanized with 5,199 sq. yds. of sheet 
asphalt, costing $9,670.20. 

Bay View drive, Ocean avenue, Barnstable street, Plymouth avenue 
and Minerva street were graded with a gravel roadway. 

Assessors' Department 

The yearly routine work necessary to bring the plans and card index 
up to date has been completed for this department. 

Selectmen's Department 

Data and estimates have been furnished for this department and 
plans submitted for their approval. 

At_ the request of property owners, street lines and grades have 
been given for the grading of lawns, building walls, etc. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. W. PRATT, 
Town Engineer. 



108 



T O \ V X DOC V M E i\ 1" S 

Moth Superintendent 



\l)tc. 31 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: The year 1930 was made memorable because ot the 
death of Everett P. Mudge, who for over 20 years had been the head, 
of the department, not only as Moth Superintendent but as Tree 
Warden by election and Forest Warden by appointment during the 
same period of years. Taken sick in the early fall and confined to his 
bed, he nevertheless kept in closest touch with all the departments of 
the work and showed the keenest interest to the very last. We shall 
miss his intelligent direction and co-operation, but will endeavor to 
carry on the w^ork as he w^ould have wished to have it done. We 
appreciate the value of the close association with him. 

No changes have been made during the past year in the methods of 
suppression against moths, the absence of rain during the entire spring 
season, the same as in 1929, making the work doubly effective. The 
record of defoliation by the various leaf-feeding insects was even better 
than last year, not a single tree being defoliated. 

The fall web worms appeared in greater number than ever, this 
fact being true all over New England. In instances where they were 
called to the attention of the department they were cut off and burned. 
The usual winter w'ork was done, except where weather conditions made 
it impractical, of cutting brush and creosoting egg clusters of the gypsy 
moth. The usual start has been made on creosoting this year. The 
moth tax this year was the largest ever recorded, over $2,600. At 
the annual town meeting |1,000 was appropriated for the purchase of 
a new power sprayer, and the late Superintendent had started nego- 
tiations for its purchase w-hen he was taken sick. These negotiations 
will be renewed at the opening of the ytB.r and the sprayer obtained in 
time for the regular work. 

In the rearrangement of the buildings at the Highway department 
yard, Surveyor of Highways Michael J. Ryan has made ample pro- 
vision for a locker for this department for the storage of sprayer, 
ladders, tools and supplies, so that this department is well provided for. 
For this courtesy on Mr. Ryan's part I wish to express my thanks and 
appreciation. 

Having been reappointed by the Board of Selectmen as local Moth 
Superintendent for the year 1931, and such appointment having been 
approved by the State Forester as required by law, it w'ill be my en- 
deavor to carry on the moth work during the coming year as it has 
been in the past, and in this I wish to acknowledge the co-operation 
of the townspeople and town officials, and express my thanks for the 
same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BERNARD B. KENNEDY, 

Moth Superintendent. 



1930] 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Building Inspector 



169 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit the following report for the year 
ending December 31, 1930: 

Permits Estimated 





Issued 


Cost 


Dwellings : 






New 


30 


S300,200.00 


Alterations ^jihI aflflitinn'^ 


44 


56.575.00 


Private Garages : 






New 


63 


29,415.00 




7 


2 225 00 


Business Buildings : 






Stores 


2 


20,500.00 


Filling stations 


2 


2,800.00 


Raze 


1 




Miscellaneous : 






Greenhouse 


1 


2,800.00 


Bath house 




5,000.00 


Tool shed 


1 


100.00 


Pump house 


1 


50.00 


Factory addition 


1 


300.00 


Town Buildings: 






Library (alteration) 


1 


7,500.00 


Building permits 


155 




Permits to shingle 


76 




Total 


231 


S427.465.00 


Number inspections (buildings) 




339 


Number inspections (shingling) 




76 



Total 415 
Amount of building fees collected $183.00 
Elevator operator's licenses issued: 

No. Fees 

New 7 $7.00 

All hotels and elevators iiave been inspected and returns made to 
the State. Several complaints of violations of the building laws have 
been investigated and in practically all cases adjustments made. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK L. BURK, 
Building Inspector 



170 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: It is my privilege once again to transmit to you the 
summary and review of the manner in which the Police Department 
of the town of Swampscott performed its numerous and exacting duties 
during the year of 1930. 

I have tried to make my report an effective means of bringing the 
citizens of the town and the police department into closer relations, 
or to promote better mutual feeling by promoting better mutual under- 
standing. Nothing is more destructive to harmony and co-operation 
than mystery and misunderstanding, and in the preparation of this 
report I have endeavored to make plain to all the object, functions and 
scope of the police department. 

Department Organization 

Chief 1 

Captains „ 2 

Patrolmen 13 

Clerk _._ 1 



Roster 

Date of 

Rank Name Appointment 

Chief Walter F. Reeves November 14, 1925 

Captain Eugene P. Brogan March 29, 1909 

Captain James M. Kennedy May 31, 1918 

Patrolman Charles Connell March 22, 1901 

Patrolman J. Henry Pedrick April 14, 1904 

Patrolman Almon B. Owens November 28, 1919 

Patrolman Frank T. Roach November 19, 1920 

Patrolman Samuel Hooper June 7, 1924 

Patrolman John P. Costin January 8, 1926 

Patrolman Joseph L. Shanahan January 8, 1926 

Patrolman George D. Horton January 8, 1926 

Patrolman Francis P. Wall January 8, 1926 

Patrolman James T. Jordan January 7, 1927 

Patrolman Herbert F. Frazier March 23, 1928 

Patrolman Francis E. Delano May 1, 1930 

Patrolman Joseph P. Ryan May 1, 1930 

Arrests 

Total number of arrests - - 184 

Male - 168 

Female - 9 

Juvenile 7 

Residents . — - 36 

Non-residents — - - 148 



Causes of Arrest 

Crimes against the person: 
Assault on a police officer 
Assault and battery 




1930] 



REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Crimes against property: 

Breaking and entering „. 1 

Breaking, entering, and larceny , 4 

Larceny-attempt - — 2 

Larceny of motor vehicle -.- 4 

Crimes against public order: 

Bastardy . — - - - 2 

Delinquency 3 

Drunkenness ^ - - 25 

Gaming on the Lord's Day - - - — - 13 

Habitual truant . — - 1 

Liquor laws, violating: 

Illegal keeping of intoxicating liquor — 1 

Illegal manufacture of intoxicating liquor 1 

Illegal sale of intoxicating liquor 1 

Illegal transportation of intoxicating liquor 1 

Motor vehicle laws, violating: 

Going away unknown after causing property damage — . 1 

Illegal use of spotlight , 1 

Making false statements in application for registration 1 

Misappropriation of automobile 1 

Operating while under the influence of liquor 12 

Operating an uninsured motor vehicle - 1 

Operating an unregistered motor vehicle j 1 

Operating after revocation of license 1 

Operating without license in possession 3 

Operating without being licensed 3 

Operating without registration , 3 

Operating to left of street car 1 

Passing walk light 10 

Speeding 68 

Non-support of wife and child 4 

Non-support of parent . 1 

Non-payment of wages 1 

Selling conditional sale property _ 1 



Recapitulation 

Crimes against person 6 

Crimes against property — ^ 16 

Crimes against public order 162 



Summonses served for other police departments 

Disposition of Cases 

Appealed 

Discharged 

Dismissed 

Filed 

Filed on payment of costs . 

Found not guilty 

For other departments ^ 

Held for Grand Jury 

Ordered to make restitution 

Placed on probation 

Released 



172 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Classification of Arrests by Months 



Male 

January 1 

February 5 

March 

April 5 

May 8 

June 28 

July 22 

August 36 

September 17 

October 39 

November 6 

December 1 









Non- 


Female 


Juvenile 


Residents 


Residents, 











1 











5 




















3 


2 





1 


3 


6 


1 





1 


28 


3 


2 


8 


19 





3 


5 


34 








4 


13 


5 





6 


38 





1 


4 


3 








1 





9 


7 


35 


149 



Totals for year 168 



Miscellaneous Work 



Accidents reported and assistance rendered 26 

Auto accidents reported — - . 115 

Passengers injured 44 

Pedestrians injured _ 29 

Pedestrians killed (on private property) _ 1 

Autos tagged for traffic violations 452 

Breaking and entering cases investigated 12 

Breaking, entering, and larceny cases investigated 26 

Complaints investigated 

In regard to dogs 61 

In regard to blasting by Lynn Sand and Stone Company — . - 77 

Miscellaneous - , 516 

Defects in streets and sidewalks reported 20 

Disturbances quelled 22 

Dogs injured by motor vehicles — -— - 23 

Dogs killed by motor vehicles - — - 11 

Dogs reported missing _ — 83 

Dogs turned over to owner or dog officer 61 

Dogs shot by officers -— 4 

Gas leaks reported 1 

Lights burning in vacant buildings 37 

Alessages delivered 52 

Missing persons located and returned to their homes - 54 

Missing persons not located - 1 

Notices of intended transfer of motor vehicles filed - 176 

Nuisances reported 5 

Obstructions and dangerous places lighted up — 35 

Police signal system 

Calls to hospital _ 57 

Calls to fires — -— -— 54 

Miscellaneous calls 116 

Duty calls reported 20,024 

Residences temporarily unoccupied and special attention requested 48 

Sick persons assisted 10 

Stores and offices found open and secured — - 340 

Street excavations reported 21 

Street lamps reported defective - 72 

Suicides reported — - - - 4 

Suspicious persons examined - 26 

Transfer of second hand motor vehicles recorded and filed 171 

Water leaks reported _ ~ — 6 

Wires reported broken or burning 19 



1930] REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 173 

Stolen Property 

Amount of property stolen in Swampscott and recovered 

by this department SI, 723.00 

Amount of property stolen in Swampscott and recovered by 

other departments $600.00 

Amount of property reported stolen in Swampscott and 

not recovered - — - — - §2,376.00 

Automobiles stolen in Swampscott and recovered by other 

departments 1 

Automobiles stolen elsewhere and recovered by this 

department 6 



The Department 

It is with deep sorrow and regret that I record the death of Charles 
H. Dunlap on November 27, 1930. Mr. Dunlap was born in Antrim, 
New Hampshire. The major portion of his life was devoted to tht 
service of the public. He entered the police department as a regular 
patrolman, on March 24, 1892, and was appointed chief of police in 
March, 1900. As a police officer and friend, we, who knew him, honor 
and respect his memory. 

On May 1, 1930, Francis E. Delano and Joseph P. R^'an were ap- 
pointed regular officers, by the Board of Selectmen, from the Civil 
Service eligible list. 

The discipline of the department has been good. The welfare work, 
performed by the members of the Swampscott Police Welfare Associa- 
tion, is deserving of great praise. 

During the past year, I have devoted considerable time instructing 
members of the department in revolver shooting. 

Courtesy 

Courtesy is a rule of the department, and a most important one. 
Citizens do not wish or need to be called down for some violation of 
the motor vehicle laws or by-laws. It is true that the officer must 
perform his duty, but no part of his duty calls for disgraceful conduct. 
Insulting and irritating language by an officer, to persons who happen 
to disregard traffic rules or commit some minor ofifence, give a poor 
impression of the department. The public, as a whole, intends to ob- 
serve the law. An officer should co-operate in a helpful manner to carry 
out this intent. 

Motor Equipment 

The Reo ambulance, which has been in continuous service for the 
past six years, is a four cylinder motor and has been considerably 
damaged. Many complaints about its condition have been received 
from citizens being conveyed to hospitals. It w^ill be completely over- 
hauled in 1931 and should be exchanged for a new one in 1932. 

Safety on Streets and in Schools 

Fewer accidents have occurred among our school children. This, 
I believe, is largely due to the efficient work of the school safety patrol. 
We have the hearty co-operation of the School Committee, Superin- 
tendent Dow, and all teachers and parents. A letter has been received 
from George A. Parker, Registrar of Motor Vehicles, commending this 
department on Swampscott's record of no serious accidents during the 
year of 1930, of which we are justly proud. 

Automatic traffic signals should be installed at the junction of 
Paradise road and Burrill street, to promote safety. 

Juveniles 

Many letters of commendation have been received from individuals 
houses of correction and welfare organizations throughout the State, 
on our method of handling juveniles. 



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[Dec. 31 



I believe the highest function of the policeman is to remedy, as far 
as possible, the conditions which tend to produce bad boys and girls. 
Nobody knows how much the friendship of a man influences a boy's 
life. A kindly word of wisdom, a quiet talk, or an hour's companion- 
ship become factors of untold value. 

Crime 

Regardless of crime conditions elsewhere, the spread of crime in 
Swampscott has been effectively checked, and the records refute any 
contention of a crime increase. The prevention of crime in this town 
requires all police officers to go upon the property of our citizens. Many 
estates are situated some distance from the highways, not enclosed by 
fences, and where there are many trees and much shrubbery. All these 
conditions, as well as small street lights, tend to give the thief a great 
advantage. But, regardless of crime increasing in other communities, 
the total number of crimes for the year of 1930 shows a favorable de- 
crease over the total number for 1929. 

The New England Association of Chiefs of Police held their annual 
convention in Swampscott, in August, and discussed at length ways 
and means to combat the activities of the criminal. 

Conclusion 

I wish to thank the town officials and citizens generally for their 
co-operation and assistance, and also to express to the members of the 
department my appreciation of their performance of duty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER F. REEVES, 

Chief of Police. 



Town Counsel 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: The following is my report for 1930; 

Two rather important matters of litigation, begun in 1928, were 
concluded during the year. In the case of Swampscott vs. Knowlton 
Arms, Inc., a bill in equity to cancel a building permit issued contrary 
to the existing zoning by-laws, the full bench of the Supreme Court 
determined that the building permit was no longer effective, that the 
case had become a "moot case," and dismissed the bill on the ground 
that there was nothing further to decide. This left the zoning by-laws 
in effect as applied to the locality in question. 

The case of Hastings vs. Swampscott, a petition for assessment 
of damages for taking of 121,742 square feet of land for the Stanley 
School, was tried before a jury at Salem, who returned a verdict of 
$24,900.00. The case was subsequently settled for $21,000.00, the town 
waiving its exceptions and appeal. Reckoning two years' interest at 
four per cent, a year, the rate allowed by statute, gives sixteen and a 
fraction cents as the price per foot of the land to the town. 

The suit of Knowlton heirs against the town seeking to declare 
void the zoning restrictions on land of the petitioners on Humphrey 
street, referred to in my report of last year, was voluntarily withdrawn. 

During the year I have handled the usual number of minor matters, 
furnished legal opinions to town officials and departments, and attended 
hearings. 

Your> respectfully, 

H. D. LINSCOTT, 
Town Counsel. 



1930] 



REPORT OF TREASURER 



175 



Treasurer's Report 



James W. Libby, Treasurer, 

In account with the Town of Swampscott for the year ended 
December 31, 1930. 

Balance on hand January 1, 1930 $206,462.66 

RECEIPTS 

Tax Collector 692,224.23 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 123,882.28 
Temporary Loan Notes, Issued in 
Anticipation of Revenue 

Notes discounted at 2.95% $100,000.00 

Premium 1.25 

Notes discounted at 2.15% 100,000.00 

Notes discounted at 2.37% 100,000.00 



Bonds and Notes, Issued and Sold 

Sewerage Loan at 4% $72,000.00 

Street Loan at 4% 16,000.00 

Premium at 101.479 1,301.52 

Accrued Interest 9.78 



County of Essex 
Dog Tax Refund $747.98 
Humphrey Street 2,889.72 



300,001,25 



89,311.30 



Transfer from Cemetery Fund 3,500,00 

Library Funds Income 

Joanna Morse Fund $263.03 

Mary L. Thomson Fund 50.63 

Ellen R. Whittle Fund 101.25 

, 414.91 

Municipal Insurance Fund 22.05 

PhilHps Medal Fund 40.29 

Miscellaneous 36.00 

Interest on Treasurer's Deposits 3,689.81 



Total Receipts $1,423,222.48 

Less: 

Treasury Warrants, honored and paid numbered 

from 1 to 4997 inclusive 1,291,091.03 



Balance on hand, on deposit in banks December 31, 1930 $132,131.45 
Bonds and Notes Payable 

Issued Inside Debt Limit 
School Loans 

Machon School Building Loan 1920 (5^%) $60,O0U.OO 

Schoolhouse Loan, 1911 (4%) 4,000.00 

Palmer School Loan, 1922 (4^%>) 11,000.00 

Schoolhouse Loan, 1925 (4^%) 62,000.00 

High School Addition Loan, 1915 (4>4%) 10,000.00 

Hadley School Land Loan, 1913 (4%) 1,500.00 

Schoolhouse Loan, 1929 (4^%) 103,000.00 



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Sewer Loans 

Sewerage Loan, 1917 (4>^%) $5,500.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1926 (4%) 13,000.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1928 (4%) 23,000.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1929 (4^%) 90,000.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1930 (4%) 72.000.00 



Total Sewer Loans outstanding. 

issued inside debt limit 8203.500.00 
Street Loans 

Humphrey Street Loan, 1914 (4%) $10,000.00 
Essex Street Concrete Pavement 

Loan, 1925 (4%) 9,000.00 

Street Loan, 1926 (4%) 3,000.00 

Street Loan, 1929 (414%) 21,000.00 

Street Loan, 1930 (4%) 16,000.00 



Total Street Loans outstanding $59,000.00 
Miscellaneous Loans 

Public Park and Town Hall 

Loan, 1913 (43^%) $1,500.00 

Essex Street Park Loan, 1912 (4%) 2,200.00 

Stable and Vault Loan, 1929 (4^%) 21,000.00 

Total Miscellaneous Loans outstanding $24,700.00 



Total Loans outstanding, issued inside 
debt limit $538,700.00 
Issued outside Debt Limit 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Loan, 1925 (4%) $43,000.00 
Water Loans 

April 1, 1909 5th Issue Acts of 1909 (3^%) $27,000.00 

May 1, 1917 14th Issue Acts of 1912 (4^%) 2,000.00 

July 1, 1920 17th Issue Acts of 1916 (5j4%) 15,000.00 
August 1, 1922 18th Issue Acts of 

1916 (4^%) 7,500.00 
October 1, 1922 19th Issue Acts of 

1916 (434%) 3,000.00 
August 1, 1923 21st Issue Acts of 

1923 (4J4%) 8,000.00 
October 1, 1924 22nd Issue Acts of 

1923 (4%) 6,000.00 
November 1, 1927 23rd Issue Acts of 

1923 (4%) 2,500.00 



Total Water Loan Bonds and 

Notes outstanding $71,000.00 
Sewer Loans 

September 1. 1902 Series A-B-C-D 

Acts of 1902 (3/2%) $55,200.00 

May 1, 1912 Acts of 1903 (4%) 3,500.00 

October 1, 1914 Acts of 1913 (4^%) 4,000.00 

May 1, 1915 Acts of 1913 (4%) 9,000.00 

May 1, 1916 Acts of 1913 (4%) 150.00 

May 1, 1916 Acts of 1913 (4%) 8,000.00 

November 1, 1916 Acts of 1913 (4%) 2,000.00 

November 1, 1920 Acts of 1920 (5%) 3,000.00 

August 1, 1921 Acts of 1920 (5%) 24,000.00 

August 1, 1922 Acts of 1920 (4]^%) 11,000.00 

August 1, 1923 Acts of 1920 (4^%) 2,000.00 

October 1, 1924 Acts of 1920 (4%) 11,000.00 



Total Sewer Loan Bonds and Notes 

Outstanding issued Outside Debt Limit $132,850.00 



1930] REPORT OF TREASURER 177 

Liabilities 

General Debt Bonds and Notes Payable, 
Issued Inside Debt Limit 



Due in 


1931 


154,200.00 


Due in 


1932 


46,200.00 


Due in 


1933 


44,200.00 


Due in 


1934 


42,200.00 


Due in 


1935 


29,700.00 


Due in 


1936 


26,700.00 


Due in 


1937 


26,700.00 


Due in 


1938 


26,700.00 


Due in 


1939 


25,700.00 


Due in 


194U 


25,700.00 


Due in 


1941 


19,700.00 


Due in 


1942 


18,000.00 


Due in 


1943 


18,000.00 


Due in 


1944 


17,000.00 


Due in 


1945 


17,000.00 


Due in 


1946 


13,000.00 


Due in 


1947 


13,000.00 


Due in 


1948 


13,000.00 


Due in 


1949 


13,000.00 


Due in 


1950 


7,000.00 


Due in 


1951 


7,000.00 


Due in 


1952 


7,000.00 


Due in 


1953 


7,000.00 


Due in 


1954 


6,000.00 


Due in 


1955 


3,000.00 


Due in 


1956 


3,000.00 


Due in 


1957 


3,000.00 


Due in 


1958 


3,000.00 


Due in 


1959 


3,000.00 



^538,700.00 

Issued Outside Debt Limit 



Due in 1931 


$4,000.00 


Due in 1932 


3,000.00 


Due in 1933 


3,000.00 


Due in 1934. 


3,000.00 


Due in 1935 


3,000.00 


Due in 1936 


3,000.00 


Due in 1937 


3,000.00 


Due in 1938 


3,000.00 


Due in 1939 


3,000.00 


Due in 1940 


3,000.00 


Due in 1941 


3,000.00 


Due in 1942 


3,000.00 


Due in 1943 


3,000.00 


Due in 1944 


3,000.00 



S43,00000 

Sewer Loans, Issued Outside Debt Limit 



Due in 1931 


114,000.00 


Due in 1932 


13,850.00 


Due in 1933 


12,850.00 


Due in 1934 


10,850.00 


Due in 1935 


9,350.00 


Due in 1936 


9,350.00 


Due in 1937 


9,350.00 


Due in 1938 


9,350.00 


Due in 1939 


8,350.00 


Due in 1940 


7,350.00 


Due in 1941 


7,350.00 


Due in 1942 


6,350.00 


Due in 1943 


1,750.00 



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[Dec. 31 



Due in 1944 1,750.00 

Due in 1945 1,500.00 

Due in 1946 1,500.00 

Due in 1947 1,500.00 

Due in 1948 1,500.00 

Due in 1949 1,500.00 

Due in 1950 1,500.00 

Due in 1951 1,500.00 

Due in 1952 500.00 



Water Loans, Issued Outside Debt Limit 

Due in 1931 $8,000.00 

Due in 1932 8,000.00 

Due in 1933 8,000.00 

Due in 1934 8,000.00 

Due in 1935 7,500.00 

Due in 1936 7,000.00 

Due in 1937 5,500.00 

Due in 1938 5,500.00 

Due in 1939 4,500.00 

Due in 1940 1,500.00 

Due in 1941 1,500.00 

Due in 1942 1,500.00 

Due in 1943 1,500.00 

Due in 1944 1,500.00 

Due in 1945 1,500.00 



$132,850.00 



$71,000.00 



Temporary Loan Notes 

Issued in Anticipation of Revenue 

No. Date Payable at Rate Wheu Payable Amount 

452 Dec. 5, 1930 Ist Nat'l Bank, Boston 2.37% Nov. 10, 1931 $25,000.00 

453 Dec. 5, 1930 Ist Nat l Bank, Boston 2.37% Nov. 10, 1931 $25,000.00 

454 Dec. 5, 1930 1st Nat'l Bank, Boston 2.37% Nov. 10, 1931 $25,000.00 

455 Deo. 5, 1930 1st Nat'l Bank, Boston 2.37% Nov. 10, 1931 $25,000.00 



$100,000.00 



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[Dec. 31 



.Town Debt December 31, 1930 

General Debt Bonds and Notes 

Inside Debt Limit Issues $538,700.00 

Outside Debt Limit Issues 43,000.00 

Sewer Loan Bonds and Notes ' 132,850.00 

Water Loan Bonds and Notes 71,000.00 



Total Debt S785,550.00 

General Debt Statement Indicating Borrowing Capacity 

as of December 31, 1930 

Valuation 1928, less abatements $22,741,503.00 

Valuation 1929, less abatements 24,042,213.00 

Valuation 1930, less abatements 24,595,563.00 



Gross three years' valuation $71,379,279.00 

Average valuation $23,793,093.00 

Three per cent, of average valuation $713,792.79 
Less: 

Bonds and Notes issued within the debt limit 538,700.00 



Borrowing Capacity $175,092.79 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. LIBBY, 

Town Treasurer. 



1930] 



REPORT OF THE TRUST FUNDS 



161 



Trust Funds 



Joanna Morse Library Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1930 

Principal $5,196.00 

Income accrued, 1930 263.03 



$5,459.03 

Less withdrawals 263.(U 



Deposits f3,l53.15 
Dividends, 1930 196.79 



Balance, December 31, 1930 $5,196,00 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund 

Principal, January 1, 1930 $2,000.00 

Income accrued, 1930 101.25 



$2,101.25 

Less withdrawals 101.25 



Balance, December 31, 1930 $2,000,00 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1930 

Principal $1,000.00 

Income accrued, 1930 50.63 

$1,050.63 

Less withdrawals 50.63 



Balance, December 31, 1930 $1,000,00 

Fund for Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 
Balance, January 1, 1930 $17,771.95 
Deposits 8,262.50 

$26,034.45 

Dividends, 1930 776.44 

$26,810.89 

Less withdrawals 3,500.00 



Balance, December 31, 1930 $23,310.89 

Municipal Insurance Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1930 $3,109.01 



3,349.94 



$6,458.95 

Less withdrawals ^05 



Balance, December 31, 1930 $6,436.90 

Phillips School Medal Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1930 

Principal $1,000.00 
Income accrued 1,366.37 

$2,366.37 

Dividends, 1930 119.76 

$2,486.13 

Less withdrawals for medals 40.29 



Balance, December 31, 1930 $2,445.84 



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[Dec. 31 



High School Alumni Fund (see note) 

Balance, January 1, 1930 $3,920.31 
Dividends, 1930 186.69 



Total $4,107.00 
Less 

Withdrawal, payment made on account 
of Scholarship awarded by Executive 
Committee of High School Alumni 

Association 100.00 



• Balance, December 31, 1930 $4,007.00 

NOTE. — This is not a town of Swampscott trust fund as defined by 
Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915, but is held by the Town 
Treasurer as Trustee for the Swampscott High School Alumni. It 
is included in this report in order that the members of the High School 
Alumni may be kept informed of its existence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. LIBBY, 
Town Treasurer. 
Treasurer of Trust Funds and Custodian of 
all funds and securities, as provided for by 
Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915. 



1930] REPORT OF COLLECTOR OF TAXES 183 



Collector of Taxes 



Ralph D. Merritt, Collector of Taxes in Account with the 



Town of Swampscott, 
1930 
Dr. 

Stale tax §23,310.00 

County tax 41,139.35 

State highway 787.15 

Auditing accounts 896.81 

Snow removal 149.00 

Charles River Basin 3,166.86 

MetropoHtan Park 18,184.24 

Metropolitan Planning 134.70 

Southern Route 135.23 

Maiden, Braintree, etc. 565.26 

Moth tax 2,640.50 

Sidewalk assessment 1,661.29 

Sewer assessment 2,717.08 

Town appropriation 465,595.09 

Overlay 4,000.00 

Poll tax 6,152.00 

Poll tax (supplementary) 70.00 

Special warrant (vessel) 70.67 
Interest on taxes at 6 per cent from October 15, 1930, 

to January 1, 1931 209.76 

Sidewalk assessment (supplementary) 36.54 

Taxes (supplementary) 416.75 



$572,038.28 

Cr. 

Cash paid on moth tax $2,249.00 

Cash paid on sidewalk assessment 1,149.88 

Cash paid on sewer assessment 1,095.62 

Cash paid on poll taxes 6,030.00 

Cash paid on taxes 452,357.02 

Cash paid on special warrant (vessel) 70.67 
Cash paid on interest on taxes from October 15, 1930, 

to January 1, 1931 209.76 

Abatement on poll taxes 86.00 

Abatement on taxes 1,231.40 

Uncollected moth taxes 391.50 

Uncollected sidewalk assessment 547 95 

Uncollected sewer assessment 1,621.46 

Uncollected poll taxes 106.00 

Uncollected taxes 104,892.02 



$572,038.28 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 
Dr. 

Excise tax warrant No. 2 $28,503.64 

Excise tax warrant No. 3 11,790.58 

Excise tax warrant No. 4 2,047.36 

Excise tax warrant No. 5 1,233.62 

Excise tax warrant No. 6 463.17 

Excise tax warrant No. 7 31.24 

Interest on taxes 74.64 



$44,144.25 



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[Dec. 31 



Cash paid on excise taxes 

Abatements 

Interest paid on taxes 

Uncollected excise taxes 



Water rates 



Cr. 



Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water rates 

Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water 1928 
Dr. 

Cr. 



Water 1929 
Dr. 



Cr. 



$154.65 
18.59 
14.93 



$12,149.32 
196.34 
455.29 



$39,479.52 
2,681.66 
74.64 
1.908.43 

$44,144.25 
$188.17 



$12,800.95 



Water rates 

Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water 1930 
Dr. 

Cr. 



$56,790.14 
120.70 
10,107.47 



$67,018.31 



Water service 

Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water service 

Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water Service 1928 
Dr. 

Cr. 



Water Service 1929 
Dr. 



Cr. 



$52.60 
48.81 
84.27 



$1,058.56 
32.15 
64.17 



$185.68 



$1,154,88 



Water service 

Cash paid 
Uncollected 



Miscellaneous, rents 

Cash paid 

Abatements 

Uncollected 



Water Service 1930 
Dr. 

Cr. 



Miscellaneous, Rents 1927 
Dr. 

Cr. 



$8,154.08 
2,538.05 



$12.74 
89.85 
4.87 



$10,792.13 



$107.46 



1930J REPURT OP COLLHCTOR OF TAXKS 185 



Miscellaneous, Rents 1928 
Dr. 

Miscellaneous, rents $1 10.65 

Cr. 

Abatements $109.04 
Uncollected 1.61 



Miscellaneous, Rents 1929 
Dr. 

Miscellaneous, rents $261.28 

Cr. 

Cash paid $133.09 

Abatements 54.89 

Uncollected 73.30 



Miscellaneous, Rents 1930 
Dr. 

Miscellaneous, rents $812 72 

Cr. 

Cash paid $552.55 
Uncollected 260.17 



Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH D. MERRITT, 

Tax Collector. 



Inspector of Wires 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: The following report covers activities and inspection 
program by the wire inspector for the town of Swampscott from Jan- 
uary 1st to December 31st, 1930: 

Inspection of 27 new houses, including the rough wiring and fixture 
installation, with the subsequent approval of the same. 

Inspection of 13 old houses, where roughing in and fixtures were 
being installed, with the subsequent approval of the same. 

Inspection of 22 buildings where additions were being made to old 
wiring, and the approval of the same. 

Inspection at 7 locations, where hazardous wiring existed, proper 
corrections were made and subsequently approved. 

One electric service was ordered disconnected on account of fire. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. COOK, 
Inspector of Wires. 



186 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



The Board of Assessors 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Assessors submits the following report for the year 
1930> The property in the town assessed by the local assessors April 
1, 1930, amounted to $23,252,655, an increase over the previous vear 
(1929) of §643,543.00. 

The real estate valuation April 1, 1930, was 522,239,452, an in- 
crease over the previous year (1929) of $647,101. The valuation of 
personal estate assessed bv the local assessors April 1, 1930, was 
$1,013,203, a decrease over the previous year (1929) of $3,558. 

There was charged on the excise tax on automobiles for the year 
1930, $44,069.61; the valuation of the same, §1,513,605, a decrease of 
charges over the previous year (1929) of $6,134.82. 

The following tables show how the Assessors arrived at tlie tax 
rate: 

Liabilities, Town of Swampscott, 1930 

Town appropriations to be raised by taxation and receipts §719,946.75 
Water appropriations to be raised bv water receipts 62,613.75 
State tax 23,310.00 
State enterprises 24,019.25 
County tax 41,139.35 
Overlay for the abatement of taxes, 1930 4,000.00 



Total liabilities $875,029.10 

Assets, Town of Swampscott, 1930 

Poll taxes $6,152.00 

Property valuation $23,252,655. ($24 per $1,000) 558,063.69 

Estimated receipts 246,081.37 

Transfer from excess and deficiency 64,732.04 



Total assets $875,029.10 
Assessors' Property Report 

Valuation of the town of Swampscott April 1, 1930. Table of 

aggregate of polls, property and taxes as assessed April 1, 1930: 
Number of persons, partnerships, corporations assessed 

on property 2,919 

Number of male polls assessed 3,076 

Value of assessed personal estate $1,013,203.00 

Value of assessed buildings, excluding land 15,178,236.00 

Value of assessed land, excluding buildings 7,061,216.00 

Total value of assessed real estate 22,239,452.00 

Total value of assessed estates 23,252,655.00 

Number of horses assessed 39 

Number of cows assessed 5 

Number of dwelling houses assessed 2.525 

Taxes for State, County and Town Purposes 

On personal estate $24,316.85 

On real estate 533,746.84 

On polls 6,152.00 



Total $564,215.69 
Rate of tax per $1,000 $24.00 

EDWARD A. MAXFIELD, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, 
JOHN B. EARP, 

Board of Assessors. 



3930] REPORT OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS . 187 



Statistics of the 



Town of Swampscott, 1888 - 1930 



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Debt 








§1,000 






1930 


$22,239,452 


$1,013,203 


$23,252,655 


S24.00 


1 1931 


$538,700.00 


1929 


21,592,351 


1.016,761 


22,609,112 


24.00 


1 1930 


502,600.00 


1928 


20,977,277 


1,862.029 


22,839.306 


24.00 


1 1929 


259,600.00 


1927 


20.417,314 


1,877,468 


22,294,782 


26.00 


1 1928 


296.800.00 


1926 


19,584,208 


1.648,254 


21,232,462 


28.00 


i 1927 


338,000.00 


1925 


17,870,147 


1,643,644 


19,513,791 


26.00 


1 1926 


345,200.00 


1924 


17,088,098 


1,546,498 


18,634,596 


25.00 


i 1925 


246,900.00 


1923 


16,157.425 


1.526,754 


17,684,179 


26.00 


1 1924 


291,900.00 


1922 


15,321,512 


1,414,422 


16,735,934 


25.00 


! 1923 


343.900.00 


1921 


14,226.510 


1.391,298 


15,617.808 


24.00 


j 1922 


341.500.00 


1920 


14,007,916 


1.316,938 


15,324,854 


23.00 


1921 


344.100.00 


1919 


12,771,170 


1,179,422 


13,950,592 


20.00 


1920 


236,600.00 


1918 


12,619,556 


1,110,776 


13,730,332 


20.00 


1919 


251,750.00 


1917 


12,141,321 


1,000,682 


13.142,300 


20.00 


1918 


312.000.00 


1916 


11,532,432 


4,928,181 


16,460,513 


20.00 


1917 


330,800.00 


1915 


10,810,305 


5.028,193 


15,838,498 


17.80 


1916 


363,900.00 


1914 


10,508,225 


3,531,119 


14,039,344 


16.80 


1915 


344.100.00 


1913 


10,028,325 


3,174,590 


13,202,915 


16.40 


1914 


293.50(J.OO 


1912 


9,413,525 


2.974,381 


12,387,906 


16.00 


1913 


276,600.00 


1911 


9,050,850 


2,771,167 


11,822,017 


15.00 


1 1912 


273,150.00 


1910 


8,489,200 


2,698.340 


11,187,540 


15.00 


1 1911 


194,639.00 


1909 


7,675,905 


2.450,021 


10,125,926 


16.00 


1 1910 


184,295.00 


1908 


7,312,165 


2,680,490 


9,992,655 


16.00 


1 1909 


191,295.00 


1907 


7,099,090 


2.317,468 


9,317,468 


14.50 


1908 


176,420.00 


1906 


6.303,625 


2,093,820 


8,397,445 


14.50 


1907 


167,320.00 


1905 


6,030,185 


2,117,442 


8,147,627 


14.50 


1906 


151,320.00 


1904 


5,489,121 


2,206.172 


7,695,293 


12.90 


1905 


110,020.00 


1903 


5,135,124 


1.286,981 


6.422,105 


11.50 


1904 


114,770.00 


1902 


4,762,665 ' 


1,744,874 


6,507,539 


12.00 1 


1903 


75,270.00 


1901 


4,668,985 i 


1,598,745 


6,267,730 


12.00 1 


1902 


70,600.00 


1900 


4,446,900 * 


1,138,275 


5,585,175 


11.00 


1901 


68,100.00 


1899 


4,200,175 1 


1,199,045 


5,399,220 


11.50 


1900 


64,300.00 


1898 


4,135,582 ! 


1,318,591 


5,454,173 


14.00 


1899 


59,000.00 


1897 


3,997,975 j 


1,304,163 


5,302,138 


12.00 


1898 


71,000.00 


1896 


3,896.059 


1,245,245 


5,141,304 


12.00 


1897 


78,250.00 


1895 


3,756,900 


1,444,947 


5.201,847 


12.00 


1896 


84,500.00 


1894 


3,619,525 1 


1,529,675 


5.149,200 


11.00 


1895 


66,333.30 


1893 


3,439.975 1 


1,649,953 


5,989,928 


11.00 


1894 


71,166.66 


1892 


3,271.279 


1,504,170 


4,775.449 


10.00 


1893 


37,499.90 


1891 


3,122,350 


1,771.373 I 


4,893,723 1 


10.00 1 


1892 


42,333.36 


1890 


3,001,550 


1,857,777 


4,859,327 


10.00 


1891 


48,666.66 


1889 


2,585,431 1 


1,453,301 


4,038,732 


8.40 


1890 


52,500.00 


1888 


2,465,256 | 


1,501,530 1 


3,966,792 


8.50 


1889 


56,000.00 



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[Dec. 31 



Board of Appeals 



During the six months ending June 6, 1930, seven petitions were 
heard, of which five were granted and two denied. The following is 
a resume of these hearings: 

Date Petitioner Petition 

Jan. 14 Blaisdell Confectionery Change the area in the rear of 149 



Co. 



Jan. 27 Annie H. Doane 



Mar, 24 Filomena Corrado 



Mar. 24 Lillian A. Emerson 



Humphrey street to a business area. 
Decision: Petition granted. 

Change the area in the rear of 141 
Humphrey street to a business area. 
Decision: Petition granted. 

To alter property located at 33-35 
Crescent street and to permit her to 
build five feet from the street line. 
Decision: Petition granted. No part 
of the building to come nearer than 
five feet from the street line. 

To build a house within ten feet of 
the street line of Galloupe's Point 
road. Decision: Petition granted. No 
part thereof except steps to be 
nearer than ten feet to any street 
line. 



April 28 Fiorinda C. Gallo 



To change the premises at 683-685 
Humphrey street from a residential 
to a business area. Decision: Pe- 
tition denied. 



May 12 Ruth B. Houghton 



To have small portion of her land 
rezoned for business purposes so as 
to allow its use as a driveway to 
gasoline pump in front of Shirley 
Tire Garage. Decision: Petition 
denied. 



May 26 Lorenzo and Concctta To build additions to their house, 37 
Mangino Jessie street, within the set back 

area. Decision: Petition granted. 
No additions to be made to the rear 
of the property. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE M. GLIDDEN, Chairman, 
WILLIAM O. TITCOMB, 
RALPH MAXWELL, 
THOMAS S. BUBIER, 

Board of Appeals. 



1930] 



RKl'ORT OF BOARD OF x\PPEALS 



191 



On June 3, 1930, the Board of Selectmen reappointed George M. 
Glidden, William O. Titcomb and Ralph Maxwell for the term ending 
June 6, 1931. The Board organized with the re-election of George M. 
Glidden as Chairman and Horace R. Parker as Clerk. 

During the six months ending December 31, 1930, four petitions 
were heard, of which two were granted and two denied. The resume 
is as follows: 



Date Petitioner 
Aug. 11 Donato and Mary L. 
Ronzano 

Oct. 14 Daniel F. Knowlton 
and other heirs 

Nov. 24 Ethel O. Davis 



Nov. 24 Woodbury G. Britt 



Petition 

To build within the setback area at 
14 Tid street. Decision: Petition 
granted. 

To use the premises at 175 Humph- 
rey street for business purposes. 
Decision: Petition denied. 

To change her residence from a 
single family to a two family house 
at 45 Orchard road. Decision: Pe- 
tition denied. 

To locate his building at 146 Aspen 
road, twelve feet from the street 
line. Decision: Petition granted. 



On September 24, 1930, the Board received a petition from Daniel 
F. Knowlton and other heirs of the estate of James A. Knowlton to 
use the premises at 175 Humphrey street for business purposes. Due 
notice of this petition was given and a full and lengthy hearing was 
held in the upper hall at Town Hall on October 14. The petitioners 
were represented by counsel. Several counsel representing various 
objectors were also heard. As this was one of the most important 
zoning matters ever brought before the Board and is of great interest 
to the inhabitants of the town, the decision of the Board is accordingly 
set down in full, as follows: 

This petition is brought under Chapter 133 of the Acts of 1924 and 
Acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, to vary the applica- 
tion of the zoning by-law of the town so as to permit the petitioners to 
use their property for business purposes. The premises in question are 
located at 175 Humphrey street, as shown on plan hereto attached, 
being bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the southerl}' side of Humphrey street, 
said point being about 54 feet distant from the easterly line of a pri- 
vate way known as Clififside; thence running easterly along the south- 
erly Hne of Humphrey street for a distance of about 100 feet; thence 
southerly by land of Elliott A. and Bertha L. Bunting for a distance 
of about 285 feet to Nahant Bay; thence westerly by coast line for a 
distance of about 380 feet to land of Violetta Bray; thence easterly by 
land of Violetta Bray for a distance of 26.60 feet; thence southerly by 
land of Violetta Bray and a private way known as ClifTside; thence 
running northerly by said way for a distance of 104.74 feet; thence 
running easterly b}' land of Trustees Bank Building for a distance of 
55.30 feet; thence northerly by land of Trustees Bank Building for a 
distance of 82.30 feet to the point of beginning. 

Under authority of and in pursuance of the powers delegated by 
Section 25 to 33 inclusive of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, the voters 
of the Town of Swampscott adopted certain zoning by-laws as set 
forth in the by-laws of the town, copy of said by-laws being submitted 
herewith, dividing the town into two districts, a general residence dis- 
trict and a single residence district. It is to be noted that the voters 
of Swampscott have never created a business district or zone. 



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[Dec. 31 



Under Article IV of the zoning by-laws certain areas in District 2 
(general residence district) were marked on the zoning map in solid 
black as locations where in that district the property may be used for 
business purposes under certain conditions as set forth in said Ar- 
ticle IV. 

The property of the petitioners is located in the zone designated as 
general residence district, and they request that the zoning by-law be 
varied as to their property so as to permit its use for business purposes. 

Section 27A of Chapter 40 of the General Laws provides: 

"A Board of Appeals . . . may vary the application of anv by-law 
or ordinance adopted under Section 25 (of Chapter 40 of the General 
Laws) in specific cases wherein its enforcement would involve practical 
difficulty or unnecessary hardship and wherein desirable relief may be 
granted without substantially derogating from the intent and purpose 
of such by-law or ordinance, but not otherwise." 

The question is, is this a specific case within the intent and purpose 
of the act? In other words, is there a difficulty or hardship applicable 
only to the premises of the petitioners which is peculiar to those prem- 
ises alone and wdiich does not apply to other premises w^ithin the locus? 

Unless there is such a hardship which is peculiar to and special to 
these premises alone, and which does not also apply to other premises 
within the locus, it W'Ould not in the opinion of the Board constitute a 
specific case within the intent and purpose of the statute, which would 
authorize the Board to vary the application of the zoning lav/ under 
this petition. 

It does not appear that the premises of the petitioners suffer a 
greater hardship than that of other lots within the locus. To grant 
a variance to one single lot within the locus would likewise entitle other 
lots to a like privilege. This would amount to a modification of the 
zoning by-laws. This is not within the power of the Board. It would 
amount to a substantial derogation of the zoning bj'-law established by 
the town. Any such modification of the by-law as applied to lots within 
the locus should be made b}- the town under Section 30 of Chapter 
40 of the General Laws. This Board has no power to make such 
modification. 

The fact that a non-conforming use is at present attached to the 
property of the petitioners does not make it a specific case within the 
statute. 

The courts have said that the power of the Board to vary^ the 
provisions of established zoning by-laws is to be sparingly exercised, 
and its powers do not extend to modifications or changes of the scheme 
of the zoning by-laws established by the town. This limitation is clearly 
expressed by the words "but not otherwise" at the end of the first para- 
graph of Section 27A, of Chapter 40 of the General Laws. 

This Board has no legislative power to change or modify the es- 
tablished zoning. This can be done only by the voters of the town as 
prescribed by Section 30 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws relating 
to a modification or change in the zoning by-laws. 

It is the unanimous opinion of the Board that this petition does not 
present a specific case within the meaning and intent of the statute, 
and that to grant the same would be a substantial derogation from the 
intent and purpose of the zoning by-Iaw\ 

Decision: Petition denied. Unanimous. 

GEORGE M. GLIDDEN, 
WILLIAM O. TITCOMB, 
RALPH MAXWELL, 

Board of Appeals. 



1930] REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 193 



Board of Selectmen 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Selectmen submits herewith its annual report for 
the year 1930, together with the reports of all other officers, boards and 
committees submitted in accordance with the by-laws. There is also 
appended the budget of appropriations asked for the conduct of the 
various departments during the year 1931. 

Gen. James L. Bates Post 118, G. A. R. 

With the death on June 2 of Commander George E. Laurilliard 
and on October 7 of Hambleton W, Wyman, of Lynn, the only remain- 
ing members of Gen. James L. Bates Post 118, Grand Army of the 
Republic, the Post passed out of existence and now remains but a 
memory. Organized on February 2. 1870, the Post was an active factor 
in the town for over 60 years. For what they did and all the}' dared 
their memories should be forever revered, their graves kept green and 
with the little fiags flying above them on Memorial Day and thorough- 
out the summer. The records of the Post, its charter and the flags 
which the veterans loved have been placed in the Public Library as 
a patriotic reminder to the youth of the town. 

Memorial Day 

With the passing of the Grand Army the duties of Memorial Day 
pass into younger hands, and it remains now for the American Legion 
and Veterans of Foreign Wars to carry on in their place. The Sons 
of Veterans, who have for years looked after the marking of the graves 
of the Civil War veterans, will continue this labor of love and will see 
to it that the Civil War veterans' graves are still remembered. The 
board feels that the duties of Memorial Day should now be carried on 
under the direction of a committee representing all these bodies working 
in conjunction with the Selectmen and such arrangements have ac- 
cordingly been made for the coming year. 

Public Utilities Decisions 
The long awaited decision of the Department of Public Utilities 
upon the petition of the Boston & Maine Railroad to dispense with 
the present means of protection by gates and a gate tender at the 
Humphrey street grade crossing at Phillips Beach and for approval 
of the installation of automatic flashing light signals instead, was re- 
ceived on April 4. The Utilities Board concurred wMth the .Selectmen 
in their opinion that this was not a matter to be granted and dismissed 
the petition. 

At the same time the Utilities Board ordered that the sounding 
of whistles on the locomotives of the railroad at the same grade crossing 
when trains are running tow^ard Marblehead be discontinued. This 
was on petition of residents of Phillips Beach who were constantly 
annoyed, especially at night, by these signals. 

Traffic Regulations 

The Board considering that public safety would be enhanced if 
vehicles entering Burrill street from Monument avenue were required 
to stop before entering, the board asked permission of the State De- 
partment of PubHc Works to order this done. The State Board, how- 
ever, declined to approve the suggestion. 

The traffic on Humphrey street is such as to demand constant 
study and thought. At the request of restaurant owners, the rule 



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[Dec. 31 



permitting parking for 20 minutes only was changed to 60 minutes. The 
residents on both sides and on the shore side especially are annoyed 
by the thoughtlessness of automobilists who park their cars all day 
at points where there is unrestricted parking, as through this all day 
parking the residents have no access to their own premises. Store- 
keepers who use their personal cars to bring them to their places of 
business have been requested to leave their cars opposite the beaches 
and thus relieve the situation so that it will not be necessary to make 
a limited parking rule. 

Parking on Blaney street was further restricted in front of the 
parochial school property simply in the interest of safety to the school 
children. The Board cannot help feeHng that the decision of the 
School Committee not to allow parking in the Hadley School yard and 
thus force the teachers to use the public streets, especially such a 
narrow street as Blaney street, is unfair to the property owners on 
that street. Neither is it fair to decide that parking is a menace to one 
school and to transfer that menace to another. 

Elmwood road, from Monument avenue to Sheridan road, has been 
made a one way street entering from Monument avenue because of the 
traffic tieups at Odd Fellows* hall, which is in use practically every 
night of the week. 

Bill Boards 

Concurring in the opinion of its predecessors the board has con- 
sistently declined to approve application for permits to erect bill boards 
along the highways of the town. As did its predecessors, the board 
believes that these are liable to distract the attention of drivers of 
automobiles and therefore constitute a menace to public safety. Three 
such applications were received from the State Department of Public 
Works and each was refused. Unfortunately the town has no option 
in the matter, as the Department of Public Works has the power to 
grant locations despite the opposition of the town through its Select- 
men, and two of the three signs protested against are in place. The 
third was removed, as the State Department refused to act. The at- 
titude of the State as expressed publiclj^ before the State meeting of 
Selectmen by the Chairman of the Department of Public Works, is that 
the bill boards bring more revenue into the State than the visitors. 

Lightless Parking 

The Chief of Police in May recommended lightless parking on 
Humphrey street between Lynn line and Washburn square under the 
provisions of Chapter 43 of the Acts of 1929. This was exactly opposite 
to his recommendation to the previous board that "it will be very 
dangerous." The board, however, took into consideration the fact that 
one-half the white way lights along this thoroughfare are turned off at 
1 A. M. and decided that no action be taken. Lightless parking is 
therefore unlawful on any of the public streets in Swampscott, a fact 
which should be borne in mind by citizens and passed along to summer 
tenants when houses are rented for the summer. 

Charter Calvacade 

On June 12, after much advance heralding, a so-called Charter 
Calvacade passed through the town intending to typify the movement 
of the Great Charter of the Alassachusetts Bay Colony from Salem to 
Boston. Large numbers of people lined the way through which the 
calvacade passed and much disappointment was expressed at the 
meagreness of the display. Later a bill for |;200 was presented to the 
town for its participation in the event. Inasmuch as the board had not 
been asked previously whether it would approve such a bill and Iiad 
received no intimation that such a payment would be expected, the 
board declined to approve the bill. The board was further hioved to its 
decision by the fact that the Mass. Tercentenary Commission had de- 
clined to accept the locations suggested by the board for the marking 
of historical sites, without informing the board of its decision or its 
reasons therefore. 



1930J REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 195 



Custodian Public Buildings 

The board believes that it would be economy for the town if there 
should be appointed a custodian or superintendent of public buildings, 
whose duty it would be to seek out and recommend minor repairs before 
they become major ones. This would include schools as well as othier 
buildings. Much of the large expenditures now necessary every year, 
it is believed, could be avoided by a careful periodical inspection by 
someone with technical knowledge and authority to carry out his 
findings. The logical solution of the matter would be to constitute the 
Inspector of Buildings as such superintendent or custodian, as is th^e 
almost universal practise where such an official exists. 

Metropolitan Park 

At the suggestion of the chairman of the board, the board con- 
sidered the great necessity of the establishment of a comfort station 
at the end of King's beach. The removal of the old building on the 
property adjoining the Park seemed to ofiPer an unexcelled opportunity, 
and the matter was at once taken up with the Metropolitan Park Com- 
mission and the co-operation of Senator Osborne and Representatives 
Day and Bell was also sought These forces worked together, with the 
result that a bill is now before the legislature for consideration, seeking 
the acquiring of this land as a part of the Metropolitan reservation iti 
this town. 

During the years in which the town has been a part of the Metro- 
politan Park District, that is, from 1902 through 1930, the town has 
paid into the State treasury as assessments $277,020.81. In the feri 
years from 1921 to 1930, both inclusive, the town's payments amounted 
to $149,357.46. The 1930 cost was S22,186.29. 

Humphrey Street Pavement 

Believing that the travel over the Humphrey street wood block 
pavement was State and county wide rather than local, the board 
petitioned both the State and county authorities that they share the 
burden of replacing this pavement with bituminous concrete and ap^ 
peared before the Department of Public Works and the County Coin- 
missioners and urged that they give some such assistance. In this 
they were aided by Senator Frank \V. Osborne and Representative 
Harry E. Day. The department and commission after considering thes^ 
arguments agreed to pay one third of the cost of the work from the 
Lynn line to the Monument, and appropriated $3,000 each for the pur- 
pose, provided the town also appropriated $3,000. The town agreed 
and the total cost for this portion of the work was $8,237.46 or $2,745.82 
each. The work was done under the direction of the State engineers. 
The balance of the wood block as far as Puritan road was covered 
with bituminous material and small stone as an experiment whidb, 
however, did not prove the success expected. The work was done by 
the M. McDonough Co. 

Between Commonwealth avenue and Glen road, the old concrete 
pavement was vulcanized. This work was done by Simpson Bros. 
Corporation. 

American Legion Convention 

The national convention of the American Legion was held in:;Bos- 
ton, October 6 to 9, inclusive. Leon E. Abbott Post 57 of Swampscott 
entertained as its guests legionnaires from South Pasadena, California, 
and Costello Post, Washington, D. C. Both of these outfits were drum 
corps, and for three days Swampscott was entertained by the colorful 
parades and martial music of these organizations. The young men 
were fine examples of American manhood and proved themselves gen- 
tlemen in every way. Swampscott as a town felt itself honored by their 
presence and hopes that they carried away a pleasing impression. 



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Dedication of Abbott Park 

On Sunday, September 28, Abbott Park on Paradise road uas 
formally dedicated in memory of Leon E. Abbott, the first son of 
Swampscott to fall in the World War. A boulder bearing a bronze 
tablet suitably inscribed has been placed at the easterly corner of the 
Park and the Park Department has made a pleasing arrangement of 
shrubs about the boulder. The exercises included an address by Col. 
Wm. J. Blake, who was Abbott's commanding officer at the time he 
was killed. The boulder was unveiled by his two nieces, Isabelk- 
Weed and Leone Abbott, in the presence of his father and mother, ^Ir. 
and Mrs. Joseph B. Abbott, town officials, legionnaires and townspeople. 



Marblehead Water Pipe 

The town of Marblehead was granted permission in the spring tu 
lay a 16 inch water main through the town from the Lynn line to the 
Salem line. The town through its Water Board asked permission to 
Uy the pipes through New Ocean street and Paradise road to State 
road. The Board felt that this was a good opportunity to relieve tlu- 
absence of water in the Foster Dam district by having the pipes laid 
across private property in that section of the town. The Marblehead 
people declined to consider this plan as being too expensive and 
presenting too many engineering problems. Permission v.-as finall}- 
granted to go through Superior and Pine streets, across Burrill street, 
through Middlesex and Norfolk avenues to Paradise road, where the 
project comes under the permission of the State. The work is now 
under way. The Marblehead Water Board has agreed to put the streets 
back in as good condition as they found them. 



Artesian Well 

The attention of the State Board of Health having been called to 
the lack of water in the Foster Dam district, investigation was made by 
them and as a result several of the wells there were condemned. It thus 
became imperative that some action be taken to provide a suitable 
supply, and bj' vote of the town on December 4, the Selectmen were 
authorized to drive an artesian well that will provide a pure supply for 
the residents of the district. Contract has been awarded to B. F. Smith 
Mi Co. and the drilling has been started. 



Census 

In accordance with the national law the decennial census was 
taken this year. Preliminary reports of the result showed that Swamp- 
scott had a population of 10,328, but this was increased to 10,346 when 
the final official figures were issued, an increase of 28% over 1920. 

The following figures show the growth of the town since its 
incorporation: 

1855 1,335 1895 3,259 

I860 - _ - 1,530 1900 4,548 

1865 1,535 1905 5.141 

1870 - 1,846 1910 6.204 

1875 „ 2,128 1915 7,345 

1880 _ . 2,500 1920 8,101 

1885 2,471 1925 8,953 

1890 3.198 1930 10,346 



Hastings Land Taking 

The taking of the land of Maria S. Hastings, Forest avenue, for 
the purpose of erecting a school thereon was before the Superior Court 
at Salem and an award of $24,500 was made. At a conference between 
counsel an amicable settlement was reached on the payment of ?21,000. 



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Fourth of July 

Swanipscolt residents who remained in town over the Fourth of 
July found ample entertainment provided for them under the direc- 
tion of a committee, consisting of Selectman Harry E. Hardy, Com- 
mander Warren Dolierty of the V. F. W. and Past Commander George 
J. Place of the American Legion, ably assisted by representation of 
many of the clubs, orders and organizations of the town. A colorful 
parade of three divisions occupied the morning, a horse show and ball 
game the afternoon and a wild west show in the evening. In addition 
there was entertainment for the children in the morning and vaudeville 
and band concerts in the afternoon and evening. The town appropria- 
tion of |1,000 was augmented by generous contributions from citizens 
and summer visitors. 

In Memoriam 

In the death of two prominent members of the conmmnity, Attorney 
James W. Santry and Tree Warden Everett P. Mudge, the town has 
suffered a loss that is especially felt at the present time. 

James W. Santry, chairman of the finance committee of the town 
ever since the representative town government was inaugurated, died 
on July 30, after a brief illness, and his death came as a great shock 
to all of our citizens. Devoted to the town's interests at all times he 
gave unstintedly in its behalf at the cost of his own health. Although 
at the time of the annual town meeting his health was badly impaired, 
he worked upon the finance problems of the town, having many con- 
ferences in his sick chamber and dictating the report of the finance com- 
mittee there. Although he was urged to let the work be taken over by 
stronger shoulders he tenaciously hung to his idea of duty to his fellow 
citizens and appeared at the head of his committee at the meeting. At 
the special town meeting of June 24, his condition was noticeable to his 
close friends, and again he was urged to take a long rest. But such 
was his loyalty to the town that he gave no thought to self but to what 
was expected of him by those who had placed their confidence in him. 

"Kindly, thoughtful, energetic, never failing in duty, never seeking 
excuse to avoid serving his fellow man, James W. Santry was a town 
official of whom all might well be proud and never ashamed," 

Everett P. Mudge, who died on November 9, was a similar type of 
man and official. He, too, devoted himself to the service of the town 
faithfully and unselfishly. With a knowledge of trees that brought him 
to the attention and respect of similar officials all over the State, he 
was for several years the head of the Massachusetts Association of 
Tree Wardens. Swampscott was truly fortunate in being able to com- 
mand the abilities of one so well educated and so fully interested in 
the work among the public shade trees of Swampscott. 

The death of Arthur E. Santry on August 3, following so closely, 
less than a day, after his brother had been laid to rest, was another 
shock to the community. Though less known than his brother, he had 
shown the same interest in the affairs of the town since his election as 
a member of the representative town meeting and served on the High 
School committee with intelligence and patience. 

Just as this report went to press came the announcement of the 
death on January 19 of Frederick A. Hale, a town meeting member 
from Precinct Eight. He too was closely interested in the town which 
he called his home, and took an active part through membership on 
various committees of the town meeting. 



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[Dec. 31 



ADMINISTRATIVE 
Bonds of Town Officers 

Bonds of the following officers are given by 
Co. of New York, in the amounts stated: 
Ralph D. Merritt, Collector of Taxes 

(Massachusetts Bonding & Insurance Co.) 
James W. Libby, Town Treasurer 

The above amounts are set by the State. 
Jlalph D. Alerritt, Town Clerk 
Ralph D. Merritt, Collector of Water Rates 
james W. Libby, Custodian of Trust Funds 

Licenses 

Auctioneer 

George W. Smith, 11 Hardy road 

George W. Foster, 50 Bradlee avenue 

Edward LaCroix, 58 Orchard road 
■ Fred A. Hale, 48 Crosman avenue 
Bowling Alley 

James D. Bentley, 217 Burrill street 
Express 

E. G. Bean, 430 Humphrey street 

Joseph W. Bruley, 26 Puritan road 

Willis E. Shephard, 645 Humphrey street, with Sunday privilege 

William A. Dunham, 125 Stetson avenue 

John A. Boston, 65 Pine street 

Swampscott Trans. Co., 21 Sufifolk avenue 

Harvey H. Beadle, 268 Eastern ave 

Thorner's Express, 12 Harris street, Marblehead 

Emilio larrobino, 670 Humphrey street 
-• Borden Express Co., 18 Eastman avenue 

William H. Carroll, 148 Burrill street, with Sunday privilege 
Common Victualers 

Gen. Glover Farm Teahouse, Salem and Tedesco streets 

Sunbeam Inn, 1010 State road 

The Castle (Little) 1001 State road 

Blaisdell Confectionery Co., 133 Humphrey street 

Robert B. Hegarty, 357 Essex street 

Burrill Street Pharmacy, 105 Burrill street 

Blaney's Inc., 155 Humphrey street 

G. Rabinowitz, 146 Humphrey street 

Johnny's Lunch, 422 Humphrey street 

St. Clairs Inc., 146 Humphrey street 

Fred M. Eichel, 15 Railroad avenue 

Grant's Cafe, Geo. F. & John S. Grant, 408-410 and 60 Humphrey 
street 

M. Anita Grover, 1008 State road 
William Leemon, 146 Humphrey street 
Nellie A. Carey, 1016 State road 
Lillie B. Collins, 27 New Ocean street 
Nell Martin, 198 Humphrey street 
Bruno D. Himberg, 1 Marshall street 
Mida Giles, 29 Essex street 
Innholders 

Deer Cove Inn, John N. Levine, 747 Humphrey street 
Hotel Bellevue, Antonio and Leila Tuttle Squillari, 1092 Humphrey 
street 

New Ocean House Inc., 208 Puritan road 
King's Beach Inn, George Roche, 80 Humphrey street 
Prescott Cliff, Catherine J. Wade, 175 Humphrey street 
Hotel Preston, North Stone road 



the American Surety 

$46,000.00 

46,000.00 

1,000.00 
5,000.00 
10,000.00 



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Sherin House, 28 Claremoiit terrace 

Junk Dealers . 

Nathan E. Zletz, 97 Eastman avenue 
Louis Zletz, 26 Cherry street 
Jacob Goldberg, 26 Elm place 

Hawkers and Peddlers : . 

Charles W. Stevenson, 1004 Washington street, Lynn 
Sperios Kolatsonis, 1^ Richmond place, Lynn 

Used Car Dealers , 

Charles H. Carroll, 148 Burrill street 
William Welch, 12-24 Pine street 
New England, Motors Inc., 215 Paradise road 
Surfside Motors, Inc., 465 Humphrey street 

Pool Table 
James D, Bentley, 217 Burrill street 
Joseph F. Crowell, 424 Humphrey street 

Taxi 

Joseph W. Bruley, 26 Puritan road 

Harry A. Tirrell, 145 Burrill street 

William H. Carroll, 148 Burrill street 

John E. Burn^, 489 Humphrey street 
Zoning permits i 

New England Motors, Inc. 

Wilfred N. Hobdon 

Wilham R. Ryder 

Henry Drago 

Doucett & Bezanson 
. : George S. Briggs Coal Go. . . . 
' Harold C. Blaney . 

Harry P. O'Brien 

Robert W. Grant 

Jesse H. Blaisdell 

Geo. S. Briggs Coal Co. 

E. E. Gray Gp..; 

Nell Martin ' . . 

Behie Sisters I ; 

Charles R.; Woike 

Hartley Slater ' 

William Leeman 

William Fielder 

Albert J. Jennings 

Jobear Shop . 

Lillie B. Collins 

Frank Scionti 

A. Ryan (A. & P.) 

First National ^Stores (DeWoif) 

W. E. Henry 

Sarnessian Bros. 

Mida Giles 

Jefferson and Dolan 

The Jobear Gown Shop 

Surfside Motors, Inc. 

Lillian E. Little 



The following permits to sell materials to and to do work for the 
town have been granted to town officials under Section 4, Chapter 5, 
of the town by-laws: ' ; ' 



Permits 



Dr. Howard K. Glidden 
Horace R. Parker 
Dr. Loring Grimes 
Archibald Miller • 



Clarence. B; Humphrey 
George D. R. Durkee 
Mary K. Hammond 
Stuart P. Ellis 



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Everett P. Mudge Harry E. Cahoon 

John B. Cahoon Harold H. Bartol 

John B. Earp Ralph D. Merritt 

Howard L. Hamill Clarence W. Hortoti 

Frank G. Melvin Willis E. Shephard 

George G. Place Frank H. Bradford 

L. Herbert Cahoon Walter F. Reeves 

Albert Enholm Dr. G. J. Esselen, Jr. 

James M. Kennedy Eugene P. Brogan 

Charles Connell J. Henry Pedrick 

Frank T. Roach Almon B. Owens 

John P. Costin Samuel Hooper 

George D. Horton Joseph L. Shannahan 

James T. Jordan Francis P. Wall 

Pearl F. Davis Herbert F. Frazier 

C. Walter Burrill Margaret M. Carroll 

Harry E. Hardv Frank L. Burk 

Nathan G. Bubier Ralph Maxwell 

Board of Survey 

During the year the Board of Survey has approved the following 
plans: Estabrook road, Hawthorne road, Nason road and Plymouth 



THE TOWN BUDGET 

The following are the amounts requested by the various otticer^, 
boards and committees for the conduct of their departments during the 
year 1930: 

Greneral Government 



Legislative 


$950.00 


Selectmen 


3,960.00 


Selectmen's Contingent Fund 


1,000.00 


Accounting 


3,600.00 


Treasury 


2,403.00 


Certification of Notes and Bonds 


500.00 


Collector of Taxes 


3,443.88 


Assessors 


4,500.00 


Town Clerk 


815.75 


Election and Registration 


2,760.00 


Engineering 


7,700.00 


Town Hall 


4,400.00 


Law 


2,000.00 


Board of Appeals 


250.00 



$38,282.63 



Protection of Persons and Property 

Police $45,405.99 

Fire 45,120.00 

Moth 4,877.00 

Tree Warden 4,242.00 

Forest Warden 200.00 

Inspector of Buildings 1,300.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 555.00 

Care of Prisoners 100.00 

Subordinate Officials 630.00 



102.429.99 



Amount carried forward 



$140,712.62 



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AmoLiiU brought forward ^140,712.62 

Health and Sanitation 

Health 19,251.00 
Cleaning Beaches 1,250.00 
Health Nurse 1,375.00 
Sewer 9,975.00 

Refuse and Garbage 12,915.00 
Health Dumps 1,700.00 
Dental Clinic 1,200.00 
Particular Sewers 1,000.00 
Brooks 1,500.00 

40,166.00 



Highways 

Highway Administration $3,280.00 

Highway 47,500.00 

Seal Coating 4,000.00 

Street Water and Oiling 5,000.00 

Sidewalks and Curbing 4,000,00 

Snow and Ice 10,000.00 

Continuous Sidewalks 20,000.00 

Lighting Streets 24,265.00 



Charities 

Public Welfare |25,000.00 

Soldiers' Relief 10,600.00 

State and Military Aid 800.00 

Pensions 3,912.00 

Burnett Fund 1,166.00 



Schools and Libraries 

Schools $196,720.00 
Library 11,900.00 



Recreation and Unclassified 

Parks 19,500.00 

Memorial Day 525.00 

Firemen's Memorial Day 200.00 

Heat & Light G. A. R. and V. F. W. Hall 800.00 

District Nurse 300.00 

Legion Lease 1,550.00 

Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 40.00 

Reserve Fund 5,000.00 

Printing Town Reports , 1,250.00 

Insurance 2,763.00 

Veterans' Exemption 50.00 



Enterprises 

Water $63,606.00 
Cemetery 5,610.00 



118.045.00 



41.478.00 



208,620.00 



21,978.00 



69,216.00 



Amount carried forward 



$640,215.62 



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Amount brought forward $640,215.62 

Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest: 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue $10,000.00 

General Debt 23,567.75 

Sewer Bonds 5,312.50 

T. B. Hospital Bonds 1,640.00 

■ — 40,520.25 



Municipal Indebtedness: 

General Debt $54,200.00 

Sewer Bonds 14,000.00 

T. B. Hospital Bonds 4,000.00 



County of Essex: 
T. B. Hospital Addition $3,779.81 
Essex Sanatorium Assessment 6,308.68 



72,200.00 



10,088.49 



Emergency Sewer 1,500.00 
Emergency Water 2,500.00 



$767,024.36 



Respectfully submitted, 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Board of Selectmen. 



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Accounting Department 



THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41 of the General 
Laws, I herewith submit the following report of the Accounting De- 
partment for the year ending December 31, 1930. 



Receipts 



Taxes : 

Personal, 1927 
Real Estate, 1927 

Poll, 1928 
Personal, 1928 
Real Estate, 1928 

Poll, 1929 
Personal, 1929 
Real Estate, 1929 

Poll, 1930 
Personal, 1930 
Real Estate, 1930 

Tax Titles 

Income Tax, 1929 
Income Tax, 1930 
Corp. Tax Business, 1929 
Corp. Tax Business, 1930 
Corp. Tax P. S., 1929 
Corp. Tax P. S. 1930 
National Bank Tax 
National Bank Tax, 1926 
National Bank Tax, 1927 
National Bank Tax, 1928 
National Bank Tax, 1929 
National Bank Tax, 1930 
Trust Co. Tax, 1926 
Trust Co. Tax, 1927 
Trust Co. Tax, 1928 
Trust Co. Tax, 1929 
Trust Co. Tax, 1930 

Licenses and Permits: 
Taxi 
Junk 
Peddlers 
Pool 

Bowling Alley 
Expr'ess 

Used Car Dealers 
Innholders 
Common Victualer 

Amount carried forward 



1401.70 
1.30 



12.00 
451.56 
2,099.17 

14.00 
406.08 
76,876.52 

6,030.00 
23,077.88 
429.188.72 



4,329.00 
95,608.00 
1,208.86 
7,724.97 
5.37 
3,516.40 
90.00 
.58 
1.44 
.22 
4.53 
2,691.07 
10.26 
8.28 
5.51 
61.45 
2,123.28 



9.00 
225.00 
100.00 
4.00 
2.00 
11.00 
140.00 
35.00 
40.00 



$403.00 



2.562.73 



77,296.60 



458,296.60 
2,509.34 



$541,068.27 



117,389.22 117,389.22 



$658,457.49 



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Amount brought forward $658,457.49 

Auctioneer $8.00 

Elevator 7.00 

Milk 38.50 

Alcohol 14.00 

Non-Alcohol 20.00 

Oleomargarine 4.50 

Soap Grease 2.00 

Ice Cream 4.00 

Night Soil 2.00 

Oftensive 2.00 

Manicure 7.00 



1675.00 675.00 
Fines and Forfeits: 

• Court fines 588.01 588.01 588.01 
Grants and Gifts: 

Dog Taxes, from County 747.98 747.98 747.98 

Excise Tax, 1929 2,194.19 

Excise Tax, 1930 39,060.31 

41,254.50 41,254.50 

Tax on Vessels 70.67 70.67 70.67 
Special Assessments: 

Moth, 1928 .7.50 

Moth, 1929 294.25 

Moth, 1930 2.250.75 



Sewers, 1929 418.76 
Sewers, 1930 1,147.81 
Unapportioned Sewers 3,384.21 



Sidewalks, 1928 36.20 

Sidewalks, 1929 363.48 

Sidewalks, 1930 1,097.69 

Unapportioned sidewalks 1,479.65 



2,552.50 



4.950.78 



2,977.02 

10,480.30 



General Government: 
Selectmen 

Gasoline hearings 75.00 

Zoning hearings 77.50 

Sale of Maps 4.75 

Collector of Taxes 163.75 

Town Hall 220.00 

Board of Appeals, hearings 55.00 



Protection of Persons and Property: 

Police 2.30 

Fire 3.00 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 89.99 

Building Permits 193.00 



Health: 

Division of Sanatoria 1,319.28 

Board and treatment 281.27 

Sale of ribbons .40 



Highway: 

Removing Snow, State road $124.62 
Sale of crusher 500.00 



596.00 



288.29 



1,600.95 



624.62 



Amount carried forward 



$712,273.95 



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Amount brought forward $712,273.95 
Charities: 

Relief given from cities and towns $359.50 

From State 1,824.85 



Mothers' Aid from State ' 482.53 
Reimbursement Aid 5.00 



Soldiers' Benefits: 
State Aid 444.00 
Mih'taryAid 120.00 



Schools : 

Tuition State Wards 158.71 

Other Tuition 481.57 

Fireproof! ng curtain 30.00 

All other 62.30 



Cemetery : 

Sale of Lots 8,037.50 
Perpetual Care 225.00 
Care of Lots not under 

Perpetual Care 396.00 



Water: 

Rates, 1928 154.44 

Rates, 1929 12,149.32 

Rates, 1930 56,790.14 



Interest: 

On Deposits 3,689.81 

On Taxes 3,006.16 

On Excise Taxes 94.27 

On Tax Titles 107.17 

On Sewer Assessments 6.64 

Accrued 9.78 

Premium on Bonds 1,302.77 



Municipal Indebtedness: 
Loans in Anticipation of 

Revenue 300,000.00 

PubHc Improvement Bonds 88,000.00 



Trust Funds: 
Joanna Morse Library Fund, 

Income 263.03 
Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund, 

Income 101.25 
Mary L. Thomson Library Fund, 

Income 50.63 



2.671.88 



564.00 



732.58 



Library : 

Fines 425.55 
Park: 

Fish House Receipts 308.60 308.60 



Services 9,268.93 

Rent 480.00 

Interest 171.25 

Sale of Materials 47.13 



,812.47 



8,658.50 8,658.50 



69,093.90 



•9,061.21 



8,216.60 8,216.60 



388,000.00 388,000.00 



Amount carried forward $1,204,(^2.73 



206 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Amount brought forward $1,204,022.73 

Phillips Medal Fund, Income $40.29 
Municipal Insurance Fund, 

Income 22.05 

Cemetery Lots Fund 3,500.00 

Refunds : 

Unclaimed Checks 36.00 
Overpayments, checks returned 9.84 
T. B. Hospital 438.17 

State Aid for Highways 2,889.71 

County Aid for Highways 2,889.72 



$3,977.25 3,977.25 



6,263.44 6,263.44 



11,214,263.42 

Balance January 1, 1930 208,959.06 



Total Receipts $1,423,222.48 

TRANSFERS 

From PhilHps Avenue Sewer $1,915.29 

From Bradlee Avenue Sewer 6,086.10 

From Eastern Int. Sewer 12,485.55 
From Humphrey Street and Ocean 

Avenue Sewer 594.02 

From Bristol Avenue Sewer 1,811.59 

From Sargent Road and Prospect Avenue 385.09 

From Whitman Road Sewer 90.26 

From Barnstable Street Sewer 460.11 

To Emergency Sewer 323,828,01 

From Whitman Road Water 1,086.87 

From Plymouth Avenue Water 379,35 

To Emergency Water 1,466.22 

From Health 

To Excess and Deficiency 180.00 180.00 

From Excess and Deficiency 

To New Street Construction 6,000.00 

To Sewer Construction 6,000.00 

To Culverts, Salem Street 2,500.00 

To Palmer's Pond Drain 2,600.00 

To Fence, Essex Street 300.00 

To Highway Buildings 2,500.00 

To Barnstable Street 1,000.00 

To Plymouth Avenue 400.00 

To Bay View Drive 3,500.00 

To Commonwealth Avenue 400.00 

To Ocean Avenue 3,500.00 

To Minerva Street 470.00 

To Roy Street Drain 309.88 

To Ledge, Buena Vista Street 1.000.00 

To Police Studebaker 1,000.00 

To Police, Ford 175.00 

To Police, extra man 1,200.00 

To Fire Alarm Box, Berkshire Street 180.00 

To Fire Alarm Box, Hemenway Road 150.00 

To New Hose 500.00 

To Fire Alarm Batteries 400.00 

To Fire Alarm Extension 5,000.00 

To School Repairs 3,986.00 

To Development of School Grounds 1,000.00 



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To Stanley School Fence $1,000.00 

To Dedication of Abbott Park 325.00 

To T. B. Hospital Addition 3,615.64 

To Fourth of July 1,000.00 



From Humphrey Street Drain: 

To Roy Sewer Street Drain 165.12 

From Emergency Sewer Fund: 

To New Sewer Construction 22,200.00 

From Water Available Surplus: 

To Allan Road Water Main 1,250.00 

To Stanley Road Water Main 1,225.00 

To Dale Street Water Main 1,270.00 

To Nason Road Water Main 425.00 

To Hampshire Street Water Main 1,325.00 

To Charlotte Road Water Main 790.00 



From Water Receipts Reserved for Appropriation: 
To Water 60,113.75 
To Emergency Water 2,500.00 



From Excess and Deficiency: 

To Power Sprayer 1,000.00 

To Legion Convention 1,000.00 

To Town Hall Vault 259.80 

To Rockland Street Easement 50.00 

To Atlantic Avenue Easement 50.00 



From Excess and Deficiency: 
To Elm Place Drain 450.00 

From Reserve Fund: 

To Police 1,200.00 

To Schools 2,500.00 



From Excess and Deficiency; 

To Humphrey Street Reconstruction 3,000.00 

To Humphrey Street Repairs 3,000.00 

To Municipal Insurance Fund T. F. T. 1,019.70 

To Municipal Insurance Fund Income 2,133.45 

To Fire 2,157.57 

To Puritan Road Underground 600.00 



From Cemetery Lots Fund T. F. T.: 

To Cemetery Improvement 
From Reserve Fund: 

To Repairing Engine House Roofs 
From Reserve Fund: 

To Town Hall Repairs 
From Reserve Fund: 

To Dedication Abbott Park 
From Reserve Fund: 

To American Legion Convention 
From Overlay Reserve : 

To Public Welfare 

To Soldiers' Relief 

To Town Hall 

To Legislative 

To Selectmen's Contingent Fund 



3,500.00 

478.00 

145.74 

265.00 

350.00 

2,000.00 
1,700.00 

400.00 
50.00 

200.00 



$50,011.52 

165.12 
22,200.00 



6.285.00 
62.613.75 

2,359.80 
450^00 

3,700.00 



11,910.72 

3,500.00 
478.00 
145.74 

mm 

350,00 
4.350.00 



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[Dec. 31 



From Excess and Deficiency: 
To Selectmen (Artesian Well) 
To Library (Furnishings) 

From Excess and Deficiency: 
To Election and Registration 



^5,000.00 
3,000.00 



l,2f>0.00 



$8,000.00 
1,200.00 
$203,458.88 



EXPENDITURES 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Legislative 



Moderator, salary 
Finance Committee 
Printing Reports 
Clerical Assistance 
Miscellaneous 

Special Meetings 
Warrants 



SI 00.00 

273,00 
139.88 
11.30 



75.82 



$100.00 

424.18 
75.82 



S600.00 



Salaries and Wages 
Selectmen 
Secretary 
Assistants 



Selectmen's Department 

1,500.00 
300.00 
1,233.17 



Other Expenses 
Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Carfares, teams, etc. 
All other 



141.59 
259.85 
67.14 
198.20 



3,033.17 



t^6.78 



3,(^9.95 



Selectmen's Contingent Fund 



Fourth of July 110.28 

Claims 42.18 

Stationery and Postage 23.70 

Printing and Advertising 129.43 

Transportation 8.70 

Telephone 5.00 

Flowers 2.00 

Board of Quarantined Dogs 10.50 

Insurance 1.45 

Clerical Work 14.00 

Shrubs at Abbott Park 41.89 

Time Stamp 46.50 

Subscription 5.00 

Cemetery Bills 59.54 



Amount carried forward 



$4,299.95 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



Amount l>roiiglit forward 

Repairs G. A. R. Hall $29.80 

Soldiers' Relief 63.00 

Fire Bills 2.50 

Desk 72.00 

School Bills 28.20 



Accounting Department 
2,245.83 

Assistants 375.50 



Salaries and ^^'a,^cs 
Accounting 2,245.83 



Other Expenses 

Furniture and Fixtures 

Stationery and Postage 32.51 

Printing and Advertising 18.27 

Telephone 36.89 

All other 21.00 



S695.67 



2.621.33 



108.67 



Treasury Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Treasurer 1,200.00 
Assistant 300.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationerj' and Postage 142.97 

Printing and Advertising 41.96 

Bonds 230.00 

Insurance 92.79 

Carfares, teams, etc. , 3.00 

All other 41.20 



1.500.00 



551.92 



Certification of Notes and Bonds 

Certifying 339.00 
Printing and Advertising 48.00 
All other 28.50 



415.50 



Collector of Taxes 

Salaries and Wages 

Collector 1,500.00 
Assistant 110.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 219.58 

Printing and Advertising 523.63 

Tax Titles 510.30 

Bonds 480.00 

Insurance 88.88 

All other 13.90 



1,610.00 



1,836.29 



Amount carried forward 



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Amount l)rought forward $13,639. 3>> 

Assessors Department 

.Salaries and Wages 

Assessors $1,800.00 

Assistant Assessor 200.00 

Secretary 100.00 

Clerical Assistance 1,056.50 



Other Expenses 

Valuation Book 790.00 

Stationery and Postage 229.79 

Printing and Advertising 402.91 

Carfares, teams, etc. 103.00 

Telephone 26.19 

Furniture and Fixtures 62.52 

Abstract Deeds 153.63 

All other 235.20 



Town Clerk's Department 

Salaries and Wages 
Town Clerk 200.00 
Assistant 112.00 
Elections 100.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 84.80 

Printing and Advertising 61.75 

Oaths 70.25 

Canvas of births 25.00 

Dog Tags 23.41 

Bond 5.00 

All other 35.00 



Law Department 

Town Counsel, services 1,275.55 

Claims and Executions 67.50 

Stenographic Record 124.12 

Witness Fees 355.00 

Transporting Jury 10.00 

Photos and Map 26.46 

Medical Examination 10.00 



$3,156.50 



2,003.24 

5,159.74 



412.00 



305.21 

717,21 



1,868.63 1,868.63 



Election and Registration Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Registrars 450.00 
Election Officers 1,890.00 
Town Clerk 175.00 
Janitors overtime at polls 40.50 
Town Meeting Checkers 10.00 

2.565.50 

Amomit carried forward $21,384.91 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



211 



Amount brought forward 



$21,384.91 



Other Expenses 
Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Carfares, teams, etc. 
Paraphernalia 
Rent 

Taking up desks 
All other 



$17.78 
598.43 
448.50 

12.50 
330.00 

16.50 
5.50 



Engineering Department 



Salaries and 
Engineer 
Assistants 



Wagci 



Other Expenses 

Outside Engineering 
Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Expenses 
Auto Expense 
Blue Prints 
Equipment 
All other 



3,120.00 
3.320.00 



25.00 
101.26 
15.50 
46.10 
253.38 
3.25 
10^52 
8.07 



Salaries and Wages 
Agent and Janitor 
Assistant 

Other Expenses 
Fuel 
Light 

Janitor's Supplies 
Repairs 
Telephone 
All other 



Clerk 

Stenographer 

Other Expenses 
Advertising 
Furniture and Fixtures 
Stationery and Postage 



Town Hall Department 

2,012.14 
2.00 



477.71 
439.82 
171.43 
792.58 
549.99 
227.93 



Board of Appeals 
125.00 
47.50 



22.75 
5.00 
49.75 



Repairs 

Balance on Contract 
Amount carried forward 



Town Hall Repairs 
Town Hall Vault 



$1,429.21 



3.994.71 



6,440.06 



555.08 



2,014.14 



6.995.08 



2,659.46 

172.50 

77.50 

3,145.74 
259.80 



4,673.60 



250.00 

3,145.74 

259.80 
$40,703.84 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Summary of General Government 

Appropriation Transfer to 

Legislative $550.00 $50.00 

Selectmen . 3,700.00 5.000.00 

Selectmen's Contingent Fund 500.00 200.00 

Accounting _ 2,730.00 

Treasury 2,353.00 

Cert, of Notes and Bonds 1,000.00 

Collector of Taxes 3,479.50 

Assessors 5,200.00 

Town Clerk 866.00 

Law - - 2,000.00 

Election and Registration 2,903.00 

Engineering 7,000.00 

Town HaU 4,300.00 

Board of Appeals 250.00 

Town Hall Repairs 3,000.00 

Town Hall Vault 



§40,703.84 



4.00 
1,200.00 



400.00 



145.74 
259.80 



Expenditures 
$600.00 
3,699.95 

695.67 
2,730.00 
2,051.92 

415.50 
3,446.29 
5,159.74 

717.21 
1,868.63 
3,994.71 
6,995.08 
4,673.60 

250.00 
3,145.74 

259.80 



Balance 

$5,000.05 
4.33 

301.08 
584.50 
33.21 
40.26 
148.79 
135.37 
108.29 
4.92 
26.40 



Total 



$39,831.50 



$7,259.54 



$40,703.8-. $6,387.20 



PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 



Salaries and Wages 
Chief 
Captains 
Patrolmen 
Special Police 
Clerk 

Other Employees 



Police Department 

$2,901.37 
4,852.06 
25,824.66 
662.22 
1.040.00 
■ 66.25 



Motor Vehicles and Care of Same 
Gasoline and Oil 
Tires and Tubes 
Repairs and Supplies 
Storage 

Equipment and Repairs 
Equipment for Men 
Department Equipment 

Fuel and Light 
Fuel 
Light 



675.57 
130.00 
520.92 
10.00 



231.10 
362.15 



406.59 
169.41 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 
Repairs 167.75 
Janitor's Supplies 252.45 
AU other 279.92 



Other Expenses 



Printing, Stationery and Postage 


369.33 


Telephone 


1,278.88 


Signs 


218.34 


Beacons 


143.10 


Books and Papers 


28.55 


Medical Services 


22.00 


Street Paint 


90.53 


Insurance 


47.00 



$35,346.56 



1,336.49 



593.25 



576.00 



700.12 



2,197.73 



Amount carried for\\ard 



40,750.15 
$81,453.99 



ACCOUNT AXT'S REPORT 



213 



Amount brought forward 

Fire Depaxtment 



Salaries and Wages 

Engineers f 266.66 

Clerk of Engineers 50.00 

Chief 2,801.65 

Deputy Chief 2,457.42 

Captains 6,904.92 

Privates 23,053.58 

Call Men 2,350.63 

Other Employees 75.50 



Equipment and Repairs 

Apparatus 628.82 

Equipment for Men 279.75 

Alarm Boxes 185.08 

Hose 28.93 

Deoartment Equipment 61.50 

Alf other 7.20 



Motor Vehicles and Care of Same 

Gasoline and Oil 246.34 
Repairs and Accessories 451.65 



P'uel and Light 
Fuel 463.02 
Light 338.16 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 

Repairs 357.98 
P^urniture and Furnishings ^ 250.10 

Laundry Work * 70.33 

All other 316.81 



Hydrant Service 1,000.00 

Other Expenses 

Stationerv, Printing and Postage 43.45 

Telephone 218.01 

All other 89.80 



Moth Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Superintendent 1,137.14 
Labor 2,572.50 



Other Expenses 

Stationery, Printing and Postage 19.95 

Telephone 34.96 

Insecticides 336.55 

Hardware and Tools 160.00 

Carfares, teams, etc. 240.00 

Gasoline and oil 70.11 

All other 89.71 



Amount carried forward 



^1,453.99 



$37,960.36 

1,191.28 
697.99 
801.18 

995.22 
1,000.00 

351.26 

42,997.29 



3,709.64 



951.28 

4,660.92 



$129,112.20 



214 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Amount broug-ht forward $129,112.20 
Tree Warden's Department 

Salaries and Wages 
Warden $920.00 



Labor 1,939.07 



S2.859.07 



Other Expenses 

Tree Guards 100.00 

Hardware and Tools 22.06 

Trees 291.60 

Gasoline 53.59 

Water 50.00 

Loam 3.92 

Use of Truck 136.00 

All other 33.37 



690.54 



Forest Warden's Department 

Warden 40.00 

Labor 70.00 

Extra labor fighting fires 43.16 

Team Hire 8.00 

Brooms 5.75 



Inspector of Buildings 

Salaries and Wages 

Inspector , 999.99 

Assistant Inspector 9.00 
Clerical Work 185.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Printing 32.55 

Engineering 7.50 

All other 15.00 



1,193.99 



55.05 



Sealer of Weights and Measures' Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Sealer 400.00 400.00 

Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 22.63 

Printing and Advertising 4.90 

Carfares, teams, etc. 122.07 

All other 5.40 



155.00 



3,549.61 



166.91 166.91 



1,249.04 



555.00 



Police Specials 

Exchange on Ford 175.00 
Exchange on Studebaker 1,000.00 
Care of Prisoners 100.00 



Amount carried forward $135,907.76 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



215 



Amount brought forward 



$135,90776 



Berkshire Street 
Hemenway Road 



Batteries 



Dog Officer 
Constable 

Inspector of Animals 



Fire Alarm Boxes 



Fire Alarm Batteries 



Subordinate Officials 
$300.00 
100.00 
200.00 



1170.26 
136.20 



398.60 



600.00 



306.46 



398.60 



Advertising 

Contractor 

Labor 



Hose 



Express 
Pedestal 
Cable 
Labor 



Contract 



Fire Alarm Extensions 
9.45 
5,110.00 
45.00 



New Hose 



600.00 

5,164.45 5,164.45 
489.02 489.02 



Puritan Road 



Underground 

14.72 
125.14 
359.47 

33.00 



Repairing Engine House Roofs 



532.33 



478.00 



532.33 



478.00 



Summary of Protection Life and Property 



Appropriation 

Police $35,971.50 

Fire _ 

Moth 

Tree Warden 

Forest Warden 

Sealer of Weights and Measures..— 

Inspector of Buildings.-. - 

Fire Alarm Extension... 

Subordinate Oflficials 

Care of Prisoners 

Police Studebaker 

Police Fords 

Fire Alarm Box, Berkshire St. 

Fire Alarm Box, Hemenway Road 

New Hose 

Fire Alarm Batteries 

Puritan Road Underground . 

Repairing Engine House Roofs . .. 
Power Sprayer 



40,840.00 
4,673.00 
3.550.00 
200.00 
555.00 
1,250.00 
5,218.16* 
630.00 
100.00 
1,000.00 
175.00 
180.00 
150.00 
500.00 
400.00 
600.00 
478.00 
1,000.00 



Transfer to 
$4,780.00 
2,157.57 



Expenditures 


Balance 


$40,750.15 


$1.35 


42,997.29 


.28 


4,660.92 


12.08 


3,549.61 


.39 


166.91 


33.09 


555.00 . 




1,249.04 


.96 


5,164.45 


53.71 


600.00 


30.00 


100.00 . 




1,000.00 




175.00 




170.26 


9.74 


136.20 


13.80 


489.02 


10.98 


398.60 


1.40 


532.33 


67.67 


478.00 





1,000.00 



Total 

$218.16 balance from last year. 

Amount carried forward 



$97,252.50 



$6,937.5; 



$103,172.78 $1,235.45 

$143,876.62 



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I Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 



S143.876.62 



Health Department 



General Administration 

Salaries and Wages 
Board of Health 
Agent and Clerk 
Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Telephone 
All other 



Tuberculosis 

Board and Treatment 
Vital Statistics 

Births 

Marriages 

Deaths 

Inspection 
School Children 
Milk- 
Slaughtering 
Plumbing 



$500.00 
2,795.00 
99.23 
252.40 
.40 
144.69 



Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 

Board and Treatment 270.50 

Medical Attendance 13.00 

Drugs and Medicine 5.65 

All other 140.93 



2,126.80 

362.50 
59.50 
101.75 



117.60 
401.80 
100.00 
L230.00 



13,791.72 

430.08 
2,126.80 

523.75 
1,849.40 



8,721.7; 



Disposal of offal 
Burying Cats and Dogs 
Cleaning Beaches 
Tools 
Repairs 



Cleaning Beaches 

432.00 
20.50 

747.00 
23.05 
20.50 



1,243.05 1,243.05 



Wages 

Expenses 



Health Nurse 

1,300.00 
50.00 



1,350.00 1,350.00 



Sewer Department 

Administration 

Salaries and Wages 

Commissioners 350.00 

Superintendent 1,820.00 

Stationery, Printing and Postage 44.80 

All other 265.00 



2.479.80 



Amount carried forward 



$155,191.42 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



Amount brought forward 

General 
Labor 

Ford Runabout 
Tools and Equipment 
All other 

Service Connections 

Contractor 
Pumping Station 

Engineers 

Repairs 

All other 

Telephone 

Water 

Fuel and Light 
Flushing 
Rods 
Gasoline 
Auto Supplies 



12975 
550.50 
29.20 
11.60 



Refuse 

Contractors 
Garbage 

Contractor 



Labor 
Teams 
Tools 
Signs 



Contractor 



Salary 
Supplies 

Coats and Towels 



Contractor 
Contractor 



Contractor 
Castings 



46.69 

3,640.00 
282.25 
198.87 
64.67 
47.02 
1,638.59 
250.00 
31.85 
80.91 
31.20 



Refuse and Garbage 

7,890.00 
4,975.00 



Health Dumps 

1.584.00 
70.50 
4.20 
7.80 



Brooks 



Dental Clinic 

1,000.00 
143.18 
20.00 



Emergency Sewer 
Particular Sewers 



Atlantic Avenue Sewer 
425.60 
26.62 



Atlantic Avenue Sewer Easement 
Rockland Street Sewer Easement 



Amount carried forward 



50.00 

50.00 



217 

S155. 191.42 



$621.05 
46 69 



6,265.36 



1,666.50 
68.08 

1,163.18 
175.24 
518.29 

452,22 
100.00 



9,412.90 



12,865.00 12,865 00 



1,666.50 

68.08 

1,163.18 
175.24 
518.29 

452.22 
100.00 



$181,612.83 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $181,612.83 
Summary of Health and Sanitation 

Transfer 

Appropriation From Expenditures Balance 

Health ... $9,240.00* . »8,721.75 .■^518.25 

Cleaning Beaches ... .1 1,250.00 1,243.05 6.95 

Health Nurse 1,350.00 1,350.00 

Sewer 10,365.00 . 9,412.90 952.10 

Refuse and Garbage 12,865.00 12,865.00 

Dumps 1,700.00 1,666.50 33.50 

Particular Sewers 1,000.00 . 518.29 481.71 

Dental Clinic 1,200.00 1,163.18 36.82 

Brooks .". . 500.00 68.08 431.92 

Emergency Sewer . 1.500.00 550.00 175.24 774.76 

Kocklanil Street Easement 50.00 50.00 

Atlantic Avenue Easement 50.00 50.00 

Atlantic Avenue Sewer, Kimbrill 550.00 452.22 97.78 



Total $41,620.00 $550.00 $37,736.21 .$3,333.79 

$20.00 Balance from last y.-ir. 



HIGHWAY AND BRIDGES 
Highway Department 

Administration 

Salary of Surveyor $2,627,05 
Salary of Clerk 200.00 
Telephone 72.95 



General 

Labor 28,265.54 

Teams 7,200.50 

Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 1,446.45 

Equipment and Repairs 828.45 

Hay, Grain and Straw 2,331.38 

Insurance 255.80 

All other 228.15 



Other Expenses 

Compensation 197.00 

Sand 659.16 

Fuel 312.03 

Light 79.03 

Building Repairs 578.15 

Gasoline and Oil 654.62 

Auto Supplies 438.14 

Veterinary 47.00 

Fences 204.12 

Blacksmith 492.97 

Signs 10.00 



$2,900.00 2,900.00 



40,556.27 



3,672.22 

44,228.49 



Amount carried forward $228,741.32 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



219 



Amount broug-ht forward 



Labor 
Teams 

Outside Plows 
Fuel 
Repairs 
Gasoline 



Arcs 

Incandescents 
Traffic Signals 



$228,741.32 



Snoyr and Ice 

$3,714.00 
276.00 
407.00 
172.51 
176.85 
32.49 



$4,778.85 



Lighting Streets 

6,277.46 
15,386.26 
1,808.92 



Labor 
Materials 



Salaries and Wages 

Labor 
Other Expenses 

Materials 

Tar Walks 

Contractor 



Cold Patch 
Taric 
Tarvia 
Macasphalt 



Water 
Oil 

Labor 

Sand 

Oil 

Other Expenses 
Advertising 



Heater 
Pump 

Advertising 
Registration 
Catch Basin Cleaner 



Contractor 

Amount carried forward 



Street Construction 

2,323.00 
215.50 



Sidewalks and Curbing 

1,660.00 

909.18 
983.00 
55.60 



2,538.50 



1,660.00 



1,947.78 



Seal Coating 

1,217.80 
1,722.36 
1,560.44 
73.12 



Street Watering and Oiling 

6.63 



585.00 
1,452.34 
1,842.82 



11.55 



New Equipment 

335.00 
238.00 
11.20 
2.00 
4.455.00 



4,573.72 
6.63 

3,880.16 
11.55 



Nason Road 



5,041.20 
107.17 



4,778.85 



23,472.64 23,472.64 



2,538.5(1 



3.607.78 



4,573.72 



3,898.34 



5,041.20 

107.17 

$276,759.52 



220 



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\i)€C. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Ledge Buena Vista Street 
$11.05 



Advertising 
Contractor 



Advertising 
Inspection 
Contractor 
Castings 



Advertising 
All other 

Catch Basin Stones 

Castings 

Contractor 



986.74 



Salem Street Culverts 

13.00 
70.00 
2,052.00 
39.06 



$997.79 



2,174.06 



$276,759.52 



997.79 



Ocean Avenue 

8.55 
3.00 
66.00 
56.77 
2,732.30 



2.866.62 



Highway Buildings 

Tearing down old buildings 487.14 

Rebuilding at rear of lot 465.57 

Materials 370.31 

Installing smoke stack 137.54 

General Repairs 613.19 



Fences 



Contractor 

Cement Work 
Fence 



Contractor 
Castings 



Labor 
Materials 



Labor 
Materials 



Contractor 

Castings 

Engineering 

Advertising 

Catch Basin Stones 

All other 



Contractor 

Amount carried forward 



348.00 



2,421.75 

Whitman Road Construction (1929) 

1,324.41 

E^sex Street Fence 

105.00 
174.00 



Elm Place Drain 

141.00 
26.75 



Barnstable Street 
750.00 
133.50 



Plymouth Avenue 

157.50 
135,49 



279.00 



167.75 



883.50 



292.99 



Bay View Drive 

2,183.21 
28.38 
60.00 

7.60 
33.00 

3.00 



Roy Street Drain 



2,315.19 
309.88 



2,174.0^ 



2,866.62 



2,421.75 
1,324.41 

279.00 
167.75 

883.50 
292.99 



2,315.19 

309.88 
$290,792.46 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



221 



Amount brought forward 



$290,792,46 



Engineering 

Labor 

Contractor 

Curbstone 

Advertising 

All other 



Advertising 

Police 

Contractor 



Contractor 

Contractor 
Advertising 
All other 



Contractor 



Continuous Sidewalks 
$340.00 
788.50 
4,225.36 
4,315.13 
16.80 
62.25 



$9,748.04 



Humphrey Street Resurfacing 
14.70 
78.75 
9,576.75 



9,670.20 
Humphrey Street Repairs 

1,540.63 

Humphrey Street Reconstruction 
7,128.52 
50.40 
10.51 



9,748.04 

9,670.20 
1,540.63 



7,189.43 7,189.43 



Minerva Street 



382.50 



Summary of Highway and Bridges 

Balance From 
Last Year 

Highway Admiiaistration 

Highway _ 

Snow and Ice 

Lighting Streets 

Sidewalks and Curbing 

Seal Coating 

Whitman Road Taking $29L05 

Whitman Road Construction 1,328.51 

Nason Road „ 625.44 

Street Construction - 

Street Watering and Oiling. 

New Equipment 

Continuous Sidewalks 

Culverts, Salem Street 

Palmer's Pond Drain _.. 

Elm Place Drain 

Fence, Essex Street 

Highway Buildings 

Barnstable Street 

Plymouth Avenue 

Commonwealth Avenue 

Minerva Street 

Bay View Drive 

Stanley Road 

Ocean Avenue - . 

Humphrey Street Repairs 

Roy Street Drain 

Humphrey Street Reconstruction .... 

Ledge Buena Vista Street 

Humphrey Street 



Appropriation 
$2,900.00 
45,050.00 
6,000.00 
24,302.00 
4,000.00 
5,000.00 



3.000.00 
4,000.00 
5,300.00 
10,000.00 
2,500.00 
2,600.00 
450.00 
300.00 
2,500.00 
1,000.00 
400.00 
400.00 
470.00 
3,500.00 
150.00 
3,500.00 
3,000.00 
309.88 
9,000.00" 
1,000.00 
10,000.00 



Expenditures 
$2,900.00 
44,228.49 
4,778.85 
23,472.64 
3,607.78 
4,573.72 



382.50 



Balance 



1,324.41 
107.17 
2,538.50 
3,898.34 
5,041.20 
9,748.04 
2,174.06 

167.75 
279.00 
2,421.75 
883.50 
292.99 

382.50 
2,315.19 

2,866.62 
1,540.63 

309.88 
7,189.43 

997.79 
9,670.20 



$821.51 
1,221.15 
829.36 
392.22 
426.28 
291.05 
4,10 
518.27 
461.50 
101.66 
258.80 
251.96 
325.94 
2,600.00 
282.25 
21.00 
78.25 
116.30 
107.01 
400.00 
87.50 
1,184.81 
150.00 
633.38 
1,459.37 

1,810.57 
2.21 
329.80 



Total 

$6000.00 Transfer to. 



$2,245.00 $150,631.88 $137,710.43 $15,166.45 



Amount carried forward 



$319,323.26 



222 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $319,323.26 
CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 
Public Welfare 

General Administration 



Salary and Wages 


$500,00 


Printing, Stationery and Postage 


28.70 


All other 


64.09 


Outside Relief by Town 




Groceries and Provisions 


2,389.66 


Coal and Wood 




Board and Care 


651.07 


Medicine and Medical Attendance 


526.35 


State Institutions 


1,393.42 


Cash Aid 


2,717.55 


Rent 


853.40 


All other 


99.13 


Relief by Other Cities and Towns 




Cities 


2,799.13 


Towns 


327.87 


Mothers' Aid 




Town 


1,446.40 


Other Cities and Towns 


245.65 


Other Expenses 




Shoe Repairs 


61.00 



Soldiers' Relief 

General Administration 200.00 

Cash Aid 7,208.76 

Groceries and Provisions 778.41 

Fuel 121.96 

Rent 222.00 

Medicine and Medical Attendance 68.00 

All other 3.52 



$14,451.12 14.451.12 



8,834.06 8,834.0() 



State Aid 
Investigations 



State Aid 



484.00 
32.00 



516.00 516.00 



Military Aid 
Investigation- 



.School 
Police 
Fire 

Highway 



Military Aid 

160.00 
10.00 



Pensions 

925.00 
2,116.64 

300.00 
1,732.80 



170.00 170.00 



.074.44 5.074.44 



Burnett Fund 



JJurnctt }-i5tid 

-\mouni carried forward 



1,144.00 



1.144.00 
$349,512.88 



1930] 



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223 



Amount i)rougiit forward $349,512.88 
Summary of Charities, Soldiers' Benefits 

Balaisce From Appropria- Trans- Expen- 

I>a?t Year tion ter to ditures Italance 

Public Weiiare $11,000.00 .S3, 456.81 .■S14,4S1.1J $5.69 

Peusioiu^ . 5,677.80 - 5,074.47 603.36 

Soldiers' Relief 7,000.0(1 1.842.50 8,834.06 8.44 

State Aid 500.00 16.00 516.00 . . 

Military Aid 480.00 170.00 310.00 

Burnett Fund $1,012.66 132.00 1,144.00 

Total Sl,012.00 $24,789.80 55,315.31 $.i0,189.62 $927.49 

SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES 
Schools 

General 

Salary of Secretary ^50.00 
Salary of Superintendent 5,000.00 
Salary of Superintendent's Clerk 1,419.96 
Truant Officer 202.50 
. Printing, Stationery and Postage 77.39 
Telephone 554.60 
Traveling Expense 446.32 
School Census 177.80 
All other 636.79 

^,565.36 

Teachers' Salaries 
High 38,917.50 
Elementary 52,197.00 
Junior High 38,071.46 
Supervisors 7,072.00 
Substitutes 564.00 

136.821.96 

Text Books and Supplies 
High 

Text and Reference Books 1,471.05 
All other 1.403.12 

2,874.17 

Elementary 

Text and Reference Books 1,735.60 
All other 1,630.53 

3,366.13 

Junior High 

Text and Reference Books 1,354.83 
All other 1,248.45 

2,603.28 

Tuition 

Continuation School 120.72 
Trade Schools 123.80 
Evening School 183.65 
Shoe School 114.50 
Foreign 347.00 

889.67 

ransportation of Pupils 862.00 
Janitors' Services 

High 1,972.21 
Elementarv 5,031.15 
Junior High 3,348.05 

10,351.41 

Amount carried forward $349,512.88 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 



$349,5 12.8<S 



Fuel and Light 
High 

Elementary 
Junior High 



$1,245.63 
2,720.79 
3,003.77 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 
High 

Repairs 590.56 

Janitors' Supplies 344.25 

All other 76.03 



Elementar^^ 
Repairs 

Janitors' Supplies 
All other 

Furniture and Furnishings 
High 

Elementary 
Junior High 



1,155.26 
497.88 
608.08 



202.60 
1.209.02 
45.03 



Other Expenses 

Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 152.91 

Miscellaneous Printing 275.36 

Athletic Supplies 948.64 

Aledical Services 505.00 

All other 124.60 



Domestic Science 
Manual Training 



Traveling Expenses oi Supt. of 
Schools outside of State 



250.18 
1,276.32 



!Sj;6,970.19 



810.84 



2,261.22 



1,456.65 



2,006.51 
1.526.50 



181,365.89 
80.38 



Contractor 



Contract 



School Repairs 
Stanley School Fence 



3,893.81 



716.00 



3,893.81 



716.00 



Contract 



Development of School Grounds 



1.16f).lQ 



1.166.19 



Architect 
Contractor 



Library Repairs 

546.80 
6,242.40 



6.789.20 



6,789.20 



Salaries and Wages 
Librarian 
Assistants 
Janitor 



Anuumt carried forward 



Library 



1,699.99 
1,752.61 
1,236.00 



4.688.60 



.S543,524.35 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



225 



Amount brous'lu forward 



$543,524.35 



Hooks, Periodicals, etc. 
Books 
Periodicals 
Newspapers 
Maps 

Binding Books 
Fuel and Light 

Fuel 

Light 

Buildings 
Repairs 

Furniture and Furnishings 
All other 



12,950.04 
179.50 
22.27 
14.30 

640.19 

224.63 
305.51 



180.91 
22.80 
62.23 



83,166.11 
640.19 



.-30.14 



Other Expenses 

Stationery, Printing and Advertising 263.02 



Telephone 
All other 



59.89 
183.83 



265.94 



506.74 



fer to 



School - 

Library 

Library Repairs 

School Repairs 

Stanley .School Fence - 

Develop. Sch. Ground. 

Traveling Exp. Outside 
State - 

Mary L. Thomson Lib- 
rary Fund Inc 

Joanna Morse Library 
Fund Income 

Ellen R. Whittle Library 
Fund Inc. - 



Summary of School, Library 

Balance From Appropria- Trans 
Last Year tion 

- - $178,866.35 

- — 10,525.00 

7,500.00 

3,986.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 



Expen- 
ditures 
^2,500.00 $181,365.89 
3,000.00 



9,797.72 



Balance 
$.46 



9,797.72 3,727.28 
6,789.20 710.80 



$166.19 



S7.72 



100.00 



3,893.81 
716.00 
1,166.19 

80.38 



50.63 
263.03 
101.25 



92.19 

284.00 



19.62 
138.35 
263.03 
101.25 



Total 



$253.91 $202,977.35 $5,914.91 $203,809.19 $5,336.98 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 
Parks 



Administration 
Secretary 
Telephone 
All other 

Blaney Beach 
Labor 
Water 

Repairs in Buildings 

Superintendent 

Raft 

All other 



100.00 
42.32 
8.79 



120.00 
93.33 
119.94 
1,560.00 
117.00 
174.86 



151.11 



2.185.13 



Amount carried forward 



$553,322.07 



226 



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[Dec. 3! 



\niount brought forward 



$55.?..122.(I7 



Jackson Park 
Labor 
Gravel 
All other 

iMiillips Park 
Labor 
Materials 
Water 

( ieneral Expense 
Labor 
Tools 
Materials 
Truck 

Monument Avenue 
Labor 

Miscellaneous 

Abbott Park 
Labor 

Miscellaneous 



$1,157.50 
69.00 
93.13 



810.00 
362.27 
11.15 



1,020.00 
81.39 
414.77 
473.00 



880.00 
172.03 



397.50 
220.70 



$1,319.63 



1,183.42 



1,989.16 



1,052.03 



618.20 



8.498 68 



Heat and Light V. F W. and G. A. R. Hall 

Light 63.65 

Fuel 96.32 

janitors 490.00 

Repairs 83.77 

Supplies 6.30 

740.04 



740.04 



i < ire 

Boiler 

Liability 



Insurance 

4,110.67 
787.19 
506.21 



5.404.07 



.404.07 



Treasurer 
Water 

Dental Clinic 



Warrants Payable 

16.00 
44.20 
1.90 



62.10 



f)2.IO 



Hastings Land Taking 

Execution for land taking 
Trust Fund Custodian's Bond 



21,000.00 



21,000.00 
40.00 



!..egioii Lease 

Light 

!'uel 



Amount carried Forward 



Legion Lease 

950.00 
73.74 
306.97 



L330.71 



1,330.71 



$590,397.67 



^0] 



ACCOUNTAX ! " S l<l-:i'(^R 1 



227 



Amount broug^ht forward 



$590,397.67 



Food 
Express 
Band 
Lodgings 
Decorations 
Transportation 

I )is1nct Nurso 



American Legnon Convention 

,^525.35 
27.00 
220.00 
356.90 
25.00 
141.55 



:j?l,295.«<) 



Memorial 



< irand y\rmy 
American Legion 
Veterans of Foreign Wars 



Day 

225.53 
85.70 
156.05 



467.2K 



1.295.80 
300.00 



467.28 



Mowers 
Band 
Flags 
Supplie? 



) .ancls 

"Prizes 

Vaudeville 

Refreshments 

Erecting Stands 

1 .ights 

\11 other 



Fire 
Sewer 

Fngineering 
L'arics 

I'nblic Welfare 

Soldiers' Relief 

Highway 

Police 

Library 

School 



Band 
Table* 
All other 



Advertising 
Kditing 
Distribution 
I'rinting 
All other 

Veterans* h'.xemption 



Firemen's Memorial Sunday 
41.00 
121.00 
3.75 
19.38 



Fourth of 



July 

462.00 
268.30 
150.00 
50.00 
43.30 
22.65 
3.75 



Unpaid Bills 

50.80 
1.90 
20.76 
440.00 
192.22 

7yl.ll 

16.50 
448.68 
318.56 
499.20 



Abbott Park 



Dedication 

110.00 
428.69 
51.31 



Printing Town Reports 

14.95 
100.00 
105.00 
1,002.55 
41.87 



185.13 



185.13 



1,000.01) 



1.000 00 



2,026.39 



590.00 



2.026.39 



590.00 



1,264.37 



1,264.37 
39.06 



Amount carried forward 



$597,565.70 



228 



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I l)c-c. 31 



Amount brought forward $597. 3^5,70 
Summary of Recreation and Unclassified 

Bal. From Appro- Transfer Tranfier Expen- 

Last Year priation From To ditures Ualance 

Parks _ $8,500.00 J. $8,498.68 $1.32 

Heat & Light, G. ' 
A.R. & V.F.W. 

Hall - „ 750.00 740.04 

Legion Lease 1.350.00 . 1.330.71 19.29 

Printing Town 

Reports 1.256.77 1,264.37 *7.60 

Insurance 5,404.07 . . . 5.404.07 

Hastings Land 

Taking ..^89.925.00 . 21,000.00 ^1 1,075.00 

Warrants Payable 62.10 . . :. 62.10 

Unpaid Bills . .. .... .... . 3,597.36 1,569.47 .. . 2.026.3'* 1.50 

District Nurse .... 300.00 300. on 

Firemen's Memo- 
rial Sunday ... 200.00 185.13 14.87 

Memorial Day 500.00 467.28 32.72 

Trust Fund Cus- 
todian's Bond 40.00 . 40.00 

Veterans' Exempt. 50.00 39.06 10.94 

Reserve Fund 5,000.00 4,938.74 

Ded. Abbott Pk. 325.00 265.00 590.00 

Fourth of July - 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Am. Legion Con. 1,000.00 350.00 1,295.80 54.20 



Total $9.987.1.0 $29,273.20 ?6,508.21 .S61S.00 S44,243.63 $206.06 

* Overdraft *$1 1,082.60 



ENTERPRISES 
Water 

Administration 

Commissioners $350.00 
Registrar and Clerks 1,606.00 
Superintendent 2,820.00 
Printing and Advertising 148.12 
Stationery and Postage 15.30 
Telephone 97.11 
Repainting Office 207.00 
All other 10.00 



Loans and Interest 
Loans 8,000.00 
Interest 3.210.00 



General Expense 

Pipe and Fittings 4,637.94 

Meters and Fittings 1,154.31 

Freight 9.66 

Gasoline and Oil 243.91 

Fuel and Light 183.88 

Kerosene Oil 6.00 

Fence 458.62 



$5,253.53 



11,210.00 



Amount carried forward $597,565.70 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



229 



Auioimt hrou^h-r ftjrward 



$597,565.70 



l-'orcl Car 

Supplies 

Claims 

Auto Supplies 
Tools 

Use of Auto 
Supplies for Station 



Service Coiuiectiotis 

Contractor 
liixtensions 

Contractor 
iVIetropolitaii Water Tax 

Sinking I'\ind 

Interest 

Maintenance 

Serial Bonds 

Brookline Credit 

Improvements 

Payroll 

Maintenance 
Meters 
Services 
Relay 

Bristol Avenu(- 
Dale Street 
Cedar Road 
Aiinerva Street 



^98.00 
390.49 
156.04 
127.82 
182.86 
267.90 
13.35 



$8,330.78 



272.71 



445.41 



Contractor 
Advertising 
Pipe and Fittings 
Stock and Labor 



l*ipe and Fittings 
Pipe and Fittings 



Pipe and Fittings 
Digging Trench 
Labor 



838.79 
12,213.28 
5,383.14 
2,701.61 
722.95 
2.474.23 



3,196.57 
2,506.00 
2,215.51 
1,173.28 
109.60 
13.18 
29.25 
186.85 



24.334.00 



9.430.24 59,276.67 



Charlotte Eoad Water Main 
211.95 
11.55 
23.10 
495.20 



Duke Street Water Main 
Allan Road Water Main 

Stanley Road Water Main 

691.90 
311.85 
137.78 



741.80 
93.50 
93.50 



741.80 

93.50 
93.50 



1,141,53 



Pipe and Fitting,; 

Contractor 

Labor 



Dale Street Water Main 
843.67 
345.95 
80.38 



Amount carried forward 



,1,270,00 



1,270.00 



$659,041.17 



230 TOWN DOCUXJ l-.X I S | Uec. 31 

Amount brought forward $659.04].]/ 

Hampshire Street Water Main 
Pipe and f'ittings 23 10 23.10 

Nason Road Water Main 

Pipe and Fittings 222.38 
Labor 202.62 . 

425.(H! 425.00 

Emergency Watei 

Labor 117.68 
Pipe 836.48 
Contractor 1.424.07 

— 2,378.23 2.378.2.^ 

Cemetery 

Salaries and Wages 

Superintendent l,802.7o 

Labor 2.390.00 
Other Expenses 

Loam 40.00 

Shrubs 85.00 

Tools 113.41 

Telephone 30.20 

Chapel 1.90 

All other . 214.73 

— 4.678 00 4.678 00 

Cemetery Improvement 

Contractor 3.234.84 
Advertising 8.40 
All other 21.24 

— 3,264.48 3.264.48 

Summary of Enterprises 

Bal. From Appro- Transfer Transfer Expen- 

Last Year priation From To ditures Balance 

Water $bO,113.75 $59,276.67 $837.08 

Cemetery $4,678.00 4,678.00 . 

Cemetery Imp. $860.46 ^500.00 264.48 1,095.98 

Dukes St. Water 1,519.52 . _ 93.50 1,426.02 

Allan Rd. Water 

Main 1.2.S0.00 93.50 1,156.50 

Stanley Rd. Water 

Main .„ 1.225.00 1.141.53 83.47 

Dale St. Water 

Main . 1.270.00 1.270.00 

Xason Rd. Water 

Main . , 425.00 425.00 

Hampshire Road 

Water Main . l..?25.00 23.10 1.301.90 
Charlotte Road 

Water Main ... 790.00 741.80 48.20 

Emergency Water 2,500.00 2,378.23 121.77 

Cemetery Truck 3.50 . 3.50 

Whitman Road 

Water Main... 1,086.87 1,086.87 
Plymouth Avenue 

Wate- Main 379.35 379. St' 



Total :!;3,849.70 $7,1 78.00 $1,466.22 $69,898.75 $73,385.81 $6,074.42 



Amount carried forward $670,951.51 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S RKPORT 



23: 



Amount brought forward 



1670,951.51 



Balance on Contract 



Contractor 

Castings 

Pipe 



NON-REVENUE 
Town Hall Vault 



Phillips Avenue Drain 

$451.80 
13.02 
248.72 



$713.54 



33.54 



713.54 



Whitman Road Sewer 



Balance on Contract 






Roy Street Drain 


Contractor 


120.22 


Castings 


40.06 




Stanley School 


Contractor 


15,643.31 


Architect 


651.71 


Furniture and Fixtures 


4,228.35 


Grounds 


494.00 


Blower 


425.00 


Bicycle Room 


130.00 


Clerical Work of Committee 100.00 


Janitors' Services 


25.00 


Water 


33.94 


Advertising 


.50 



181.13 



160.28 



181.13 



160.28 



21,731.81 21,731.8j 



Rockland Street Sewer 

Engineering and Inspection 60.00 
Contractor 1,080.00 
Castings 66.53 
All other 32.45 



1.238.98 



1,238.98 



Inspection 
Contractor 
Castings 
Advertising 
All other 



Nason Road Sewer 
30.00 
1,195.93 
39.93 
7.35 
11.25 



1,284.46 



1,284.46 



Advertising 
Outside Engineers 
Contractor 
Castings 



King's Brook Culvert 

12.60 
70.00 
2,630.00 
59.34 



Amount carried forward 



2.771.94 



2,771.94 
$699,067.19 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $699,0<)7.19 
Sewer Construction Section 'A" 

Salaries 

Engineering and Inspection $525.00 

Brass and Iron Pipe $735.43 

Castings 691.51 

Pans 162.50 

Contractor 29,132.56 

Castings 13.38 

All other 172.83 



30,908.21 31,433.21 



Sewer Construction Section "B" 

Wagcb 

Engineering and Inspection 560.00 

Water Pipe 15.63 

Castings 332.16 

Pans 35.00 

Contractor 16,538.26 

All other 103.43 



17,024.48 17.584.48 



Sewer Construction Section '*C*' . 

Wages 

Engineering and Inspection 522.50 

Castings 399.62 

Pans 56.00 

Contractor 10,411.87 

All other 195.03 



11,062.52 11,585.02 



Sewer Construction Section "D" 

Wages 

Engineering and Inspection 340.00 

Brass Pipe 114.33 

Pans 38.50 

Castings 222.04 

Contractor 8,155.21 

All other 64.65 



8,594.73 8,934.73 



Phillips Avenue Roadway 

Inspection 198.34 
Advertising 13.65 
Curbstone 33.00 
Stakes 7.56 
Contractor 8,072.76 
Castings 27.87 
Outside Engineers 40.00 



8,393.18 8,393.18 



Whitman Road Grading (1930) 

Contractor 3,962.69 
Wall 275.00 
Inspection 81.67 
Advertising 4.20 
All other 7.60 

4,331.16 4,331. 1<> 



Amount carried forward $781,328.97 



1930] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



233 



Amount brought forward 



$781,328.97 



Bal. From 
Last Year 

Koy St. Drain 

Whitman Road 

Sewer $327.67 

Town Hall Vault 33.54 
Stanley SchooL.._21,773.52 
Sewer Construction 

Sec. "A" 

Sec. "B" 

Sec. "C"" 

Sec. "D" Drain 

Atlantic Ave. & 

Phillips - ... 

Nason Rd. Sewer 

Rockland St. Sewer 

King's Brook Cul- 
vert 

Phillips Ave. 

Whitman Road . 

High Sch. Com. 1.90 
Emergency Water 428.12 

Emergency Sewer 

Foster Rd. Water 3,000.00 
Phillips A V. Sewer 1,915.29 
Bradlee Av. Sewer 6,086.10 
East'n Int. Sewer 12,485.55 
Humphrey St. &: 

Ocean Av.Sewer 594.02 
Barnstable Street 

Sewer 1,811.59 

Sargent Rd. & Pros- 
pect Av. Sewer 385.09 
Barnstable St. Sewer 460.11 
Humphrey St.Dr. 165.12 
Monument Av. & 

Walker Rd. 824.38 



Summary of Non-Revenue 

Appro- Tratisfei 
priation From 



$90.26 



$24,521.00 
16,737.00 
15,569.00 
9,341.00 

5,682.00 
2,258.00 
1,712.00 

2,180.00 
16,000.00 
6,000.00 



22,200.00 

1,915.29 
6,086.10 
12,485.55 

594.02 

1,811.59 

385.09 
460.11 
165.12 



Transfer 


Expen- 




To 


ditures 


Balance 


$165.12 


$160.28 


$4.84 




181.13 


56.28 




33.54 


- 




21,731.81 


41.71 


6,979.00 


31,433.21 


66.79 


4,763.00 


17,584.48 


3,915.52 


4,431.00 


11,585.02 


8,414.98 


2,659.00 


8,934.73 


3.065.27 


1,618.00 


713.54 


6.586.46 


642.00 


1,284.46 


1,615.54 


488.00 


1,238.98 


961.02 


620.00 


2,771.94 


28.06 




8,393.18 


7,606.82 




4,331.16 


1.668.84 






1.90 


1,466.22 




1,894.34 


23.828.01 




1,628.01 






3»000.00 



824.38 



Total $50,292.00 $100,000.00 $46,193.13 $47,659.35 $110,377.46 $41,380.76 

INTEREST MATURING DEBT AND AGENCY 

Interest 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue $4,248.55 
General Debt 22,324.75 
Sewer Loans 5,906.50 
T. B. Hospital Notes 1,800.00 



Debt 

General Debt Maturing 51,900.00 

Sewer Bonds Maturing 14,850.00 

T. B. Hospital Notes Maturing 4,000.00 

Loans in .Anticipation of Revenue 300,000.00 



Agency 

T. B. Hospital Assessment 
T. B. Hospital Addition 



5,587.89 
3.615.64 



$34,279.80 34.279.80 



370,750.00 370,750.00 



9,203.53 



-\niount carried forward 



Sl,186,358.77 



rOWN UOCUiMKN IS 



[Dec. 31 



Aniunnl broughl forward 

Taxes 

State T^x 
County Tax 



Charles River Basin 
Serial Bonds 
Interest 
Maintenance 



$23,310.00 
41,139.35 



66.74 
732.97 
2,367.15 



$1,186,358.77 



$64,449.35 



1.832.96 



3,166.86 



19,019.43 

97,672.13 



11,477.99 11.477.99 



1,781.48 1,781.48 
25.00 25.00 



S1,2Q7,315.37 



Metropolitan Park 

Sinking Funds 512.16 

Serial Bonds 2,209.08 

interest 3,547.33 

Maintenance 11,915.67 

Metropolitan Planning Board 134.70 

Southern Route 135.23 

Maiden. Braintree. etc. 565.26 



Phillips Aiedal Fund 40.29 
Municipal Insurance Fund 3,175^20 
Cemetery Lots 8,262.50 



Refunds 

1930 Real Estate Taxes Overpaid 36.00 

1929 Real Estate Taxes Overpaid 1.80 

Moth Tax Overpaid 2.00 

Town Costs, refunded 5.52 

Sidewalk charge overpaid 12.50 

Overlav Reserve 180 02 

National Bank Tax 1926 305 

National Bank Tax 1929 24 10 

Trust Co. Tax 1929 7*79 

Excise Taxes 1929 refunded 263.44 

Excise Taxes 1930 refunded 1,228 39 

Trust Co. Tax 1927 21 

Trust Co. Tax 1928 16 54 

National Bank Tax 1928 12 



Petty cash advanced to School Dept. 25.00 



Total Expenditures 



State Enterprises 

State Highway 787.15 

Auditing Municipal .Accounts 896.81 
Snow Removal 149.00 



N TRANSFERS 

From Phillips Avenue Sewer $1,91 5. 2v 
From Bradlee Avenue Sewer 6,086.10 
From Eastern Int. Sewer 12485.5.= 
From Humphrey Street and Ocean Avenue Sewer '594^02 
Prom Bristol Avenue Sewer 1,811.59 
From Sargent Road and Prospect Avenue Sewer 385.09 
hrom Whitman Road Sew^er 90.26 
From Barnstable Street Sewer 460.11 
To Emergency Sewer $23,828.01 



Amount carried forward 



$23,828.01 



1930] 



ACCOUNI ANT'S REPORT 



235 



Amount brought forward $23,828.01 

From Whitman Road Water $1,086.87 

From Plymouth. Avenue Water 379.35 

To Emergency Water 1.466.22 

From Health 180.00 

To ExceSvS and Deficiency 180.00 

From Excess and Deficiency 

To New Street Construction 6,000.00 

To New Sewer Construction 6,000.00 

To Culverts, Salem Street 2,500.00 

To Pahner's Pond Drain 2,600.00 

To Fence, Essex Street 300.00 

To Highway Buildings 2,500.00 

To Barnstable Street 1,000.00 

To Plymouth Avenue 400.00 

To Bay View Drive 3,500.00 

To Commonwealth Avenue 400.00 

To Ocean Avenue 3,500.00 

To Minerva Street 470.00 

To Roy Street Drain 309.88 

To Ledge. Buena Vista Street 1,000.00 

To Police Studebaker 1,000.00 

To Police, Ford 175.00 

To Police, extra man 1,200.00 

To Fire Alarm Box, Berkshire Street 180.00 

'J\) Fire Alarm Box, Hemenway Road 150.00 

To New Hose 500.00 

To Fire Alarm Batteries 400.00 

To Fire Alarm Extension 5,000.00 

To School Repairs 3,986.00 

To Development of School Grounds 1,000.00 

To Stanley School Fence 1,000.00 

lo Dedication of Abbott Park 325.00 

To T. B. Hospital Addition 3,615.64 

To Fourth of July 1,000.00 



50.011.52 



From Humphrey Street Drain 165.12 

Tn Roy Street Drain 165.12 

h vom Emergency Sewer Fund 22,200.00 

Tn New Sewer Construction 22,200.00 

From Water Available Surplus 

To Allan Road Water Main 1,250.00 

To Stanley Road Water Main 1,225.00 

Po Dale Street Water Main 1,270.00 

To Nason Road Water Main 425.00 

To Hampshire Street Water Main 1,325.00 

To Charlotte Road Water Main 790.00 

6,285.00 



1m om Water Receipts Reserved for Approp. 

To Water 60,113.75 
To Emergency Water 2,500.00 



62,613.75 



.\niouni carried forward $166,749.62 



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Amount brought forward $l66.749/)2 

From Excess and Deficiency 

To Power Sprayer $1,000.00 

To Legion Convention 1,000.00 

To Town Hall Vault 259.80 

To Rockland Street Easement 50.00 

To Atlantic Avenue Easement 50.00 

2.359.80 



From Excess and Deficiency 450.00 

To Elm Place Drain 450.00 

From Reserve Fund 
To Police 1,200.00 
To Schools 2,500.00 

3.700.00 



From Excess and Deficiency 

To Humphrey Street Reconstruction 3,000.00 

To Humphrey Street Repairs 3,000.00 

To Municipal Insurance Fund T. F. T. 1,019.70 

To Municipal Insurance Fund Income 2,133.45 

To Fire 2,157.57 
To Puritan Road Underground 600.00 

11.910.72 

From Cemetery Lots Fund T. F. T. 3,500.00 
To Cemetery Improvement 3,500.00 

From Reserve Fund 478.00 
To Repairing Engine House Roofs 478.00 

From Reserve Fund 145.74 
To Town Hall Repairs 145.74 

From Reserve Fund 265.00 
To Dedication Abbott Park 265.00 

From Reserve Fund 350.00 
To American Legion Convention 350.00 

From Overlay Reserve 

To Public Welfare 2,000.00 

To Soldiers' Relief 1,700.00 
To Town Hall 400.00 
To Legislative 50.00 
To Selectmen's Contingent Fund 200.00 

4,350.00 



From Excess and Deficiency 
To Selectmen (Artesian Well) 5,000.00 
To Library (Furnishings) 3,000.00 



8.000.00 



From Excess and Deficiency 1,200.00 
To Election and Registration 1,200.00 



$203,458. 8X 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



237 



Uncollected Taxes 1930 Poll 106.00 
Uncollected Taxes 1930 Personal 1,137.49 
Uncollected Taxes 1930 Real Estate 103,844.95 



Uncollected Moth 1929 14.50 
Uncollected Moth 1930 389.75 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 
Balance Sheet, December 31, 1930 

Cash $125,907.11 
Petty Cash 125.00 
Uncollected Taxes 1929 Poll :^18.00 
Uncollected Taxes 1929 Personal 15.24 
Uncollected Taxes 1929 Real Estate 3,534.18 

3,567.42 

105,088.44 
404.25 
2,738.53 

38.114.46 
3,157.73 

13,735.80 



Uncollected Unapportioned Sidewalks 2,138.39 
Uncollected 1930 Sidewalks 600.14 



Uncollected Unapportioned Sewers 36,662.41 
Uncollected 1929 Sewers 7.41 
Uncollected 1930 Sewers 1,444.64 



Property Taken bv Town for Taxes 255.35 
Tax Titles 2,902.38 



Water Accounts Receivable 1928 14.93 

Water Accounts Receivable 1929 451.28 

Water Accounts Receivable 1930 10,139.20 
Water Services 2,768.14 
Water Interest 362.25 



Departmental Accounts Receivable Health 1,138.17 

Departmental Accounts Receivable School 37.50 
Departmental Accounts Receivable Public 

Welfare 3,445.75 

Departmental Accounts Receivable Cemetery 180.00 

Departmental Accounts Receivable Highway 258.07 

5,059.49 

Excise Tax on Motor Vehicles 3,592.3o 3,592.36 

Loan Authorized 3,000.00 3,000.00 

Execution on Hastings Land 11,075.00 11,075.00 

Overdraft on Printing Town Reports 7.60 7.60 



$315,573.19 

Debt 

Net Bonded W-'m S7X5. 550.00 

Trust Funds 

Securities and Cash 34,938.27 
Securities, Income and Interest 5^451.36 



§40,389.63 

Sidewalks and Sewers Apportioned but Not Due .^3.469.82 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 



Balance Sheet, December 31, 1930 
Accounts Current 



Excess and Deficiency 
Water Available Surplus 
Revenue 

Water Revenue 

Moth Revenue 

Sidewalks Revenue 

Sewer Revenue 

Tax Titles Revenue 

Excise Revenue 

D. A. R. Revenue 

Overlay, Reserve 

Overlay, 1929 

Overlay. 1930 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue 

Power Sprayer 

Puritan Road Underground 

Fire Alarm Extension 

Selectmen (Artesian Well) 

Dental Clinic 

Whitman Road Taking 

Culverts Salem Street 

Palmer Pond Drains 

Commonwealth Avenue 

Minerva Street 

Bay View Drive 

Stanley Road 

Ocean Avenue 

Humphrey Street Repairs 

Humphrey Street Reconstruction 

Library (Furnishings) 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 

Joanna Morse Library Fund 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund 

Library Repairs 

American Legion Convention 

Cemetery Improvement 

Cemetery Truck 

Dukes Street Water 

Allan Road Water 

Stanley Road Water 

Hampshire Street Water 

Charlotte Road Water 

Emergency Water 

General Debt Maturing 

NTon-Revenue 
High School Committee 
Emergency Water 
Emergency Sewer 
Foster Road Water 
Roy Street Drain 
Whitman Road Sewer 
Stanley School 

Monument Avenue and Walker Road 
Sewer Construction Section "A" 
Sewer Construction Section "B" 



$13,735, 
404 
2,738, 
38,114 
3,157, 
3,592, 
4,838, 
222, 
2,298, 
2,646, 
100,000. 
1,000. 
67, 
53. 
5.000. 
1. 

291. 

325. 
2,600. 

400, 
87. 
1.184, 

150. 

633. 
1,459, 
1,810. 
3.000. 

138. 

263. 

101. 

710. 
• 29. 
1.095. 
3. 

1,426. 
1,156. 

83. 
1.301. 

48. 
121. 
1,302. 



1.90 
1,894.34 
1.628.01 
3.000.00 
4.84 
56.28 
41.71 
824.38 
66.79 
.1.915.52 



S30,662.51 
45.931.32 



197.598.60 



1930] 



ACCOHNTAMT'S R KPOKT 



Sewer Construction Section "C" 8,414.98 

Sewer Construction Section "D" ;),065.27 

Atlantic and Phillips Avenue Drains (v,586.46 

Nason Road Sewer 1.615.54 
Rockland Street Sewer 961.02 
King's Brook Culvert 28.06 

Phillips Avenue Roadway 7,606.82 

Whitman Road Roadway ♦ 1,668.84 



Debt 

l*ermanent Improvement Notes ^5o8, 700.00 

Sewer Bonds Serial 132,850.00 

Water Bonds Serial 71,000.00 

Tuberculosis Hospital Serial Loans 43,000.00 



Trust Funds 



Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund $2,000.00 

Joanna Morse Library Fund 5,196.00 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 1,000.00 

Phillips Medal Fund 1,000.00 

Cemetery Lots Fund 21,840.27 

Municipal Insurance Fund 3,902.00 



I'hillips Medal Fund Income 1,445.84 
Municipal Insurance Fund Income 2,534.90 
(xMTietery Lots Fund Income 1,470.62 



Apportioned 

Sidewalks ,>pl, 879.43 

Sewers 1,590.39 



41,380.76 
^315.573.19 



$785,550:00 



i^34.938.27 



$5,451.36 



5^-3,469.82 



RespectFully submitted. 

HORACF R. 1»AKKI':K. 

Town Accountant 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Forest Warden 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: The year 1930 saw a repetition of the exceedingly dry 
conditions in the woods caused by the lack of rain throughout the 
summer. As a result there were 59 forest fires recorded. None of 
these, however, assumed large proportions because of the prompt res- 
ponse and eftective work of the fire department. The State Forester 
has repeatedly called attention to the importance of stamping out cigars 
and cigarettes before they are thrown away in places where they may 
cause fires. Notwithstanding these requests for caution, 17 of these 
fires were caused by cigars or cigarettes which had been thrown away, 
and two were caused by sparks from trains. 

There were 240 permits issued for ^out-of-door fires as required by 
law, and attention of citizens is respectfully called to the fact that no 
bonfire should be lighted unless a permit has first been >ecured from 
the Forest Warden. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BERNARD B. KENNEDY, 

Forest Warden. 



Tree Warden 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

No damage to shade trees by storm occurred during the past year. 
The leaf-feeding insects have been controlled by spraying in season. 
The usual leopard moth work has been done and spraying for the cottony 
maple scale showed satisfactory results. Thirty-three trees have been 
removed from the highway because of being dead or in an unsafe con- 
dition. One hundred twenty-six trees have been planted and provided 
with wire tree guards. Low limbs have been removed from trees in all 
parts of the town and a thorough trimming of the trees on Phillips 
avenue has been completed. All the dead limbs have been removed 
from the trees on Burrill street. No injury from electric wires and no 
damage from escaping gas was recorded. The trees in the new nursery 
on the cemetery property have come along well, but should be allowed 
to remain there another year to secure a fuller growth before being 
set out on the highway. One hundred new trees were purchased and 
set out, together with tw^enty-six taken from the nursery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BERNARD B. KENNEDY. 



Tree Warden. 



J 930] 



IN MEMORIAM 



241 



HENRY GUSHING BULFINGH 

Selectman, March 20, 1893, to April 3, 1896, when he resigned. 
Park Commissioner March 20, 1899, to March 17,- 1902. 
School Committee, appointed May 12, 1902. to fill vacancy and 
served till March 16, 1903. 

Died April 10, 1930. 

JAMES F. CATON 

Selectman, March 16, 1908, to March 15, 1909; also March 21,. 
1910, to February 21, 1916. 

Died June 26, 1930. 

JAMES W SANTRY 

Selectman (Chairman), February 21, 1927, to February 20, 1928. 

Served as Town Counsel February 25, 1916, to February 21, 
1924 and from February 20, 1925, to February 23, 1927. 

Elected a town meeting member for three years from Precinct 
7, February 20, 1928, and appointed Chairman of the Fi- 
nance Committee. 

Died in office July 30, 1930. 

EVERETT P. MUDGE 

Tree Warden March 21, 1910, to November 9, 1930. 

Moth Superintendent and Forest Warden by appointment dur- 
ing the same period. 

Park Commissioner February 21, 1927, to November 9, 1930, 

Town Meeting member three years from Precinct One. Feb- 
ruary 20, 1928. 

Died in office November 9, 1930. 

HENRY B. SPRAGUE 

Sewer Commissioner March 17, 1902, to March 16, 1908. 
Trust Fund Commissioner February 17, 1919, to February 
20, 1922. 

Member of the Committee which built the new Public Library 
in 1916. 

Died November 30, 1930 

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS 

James W. Santry, Precinct Seven, Died July 30, 1930. 
Everett P. Mudge, Precinct One, Died November 9, 1930. 
Arthur E. Santry, Precinct One, Died August 3, 1930. 
Frederick A. Hale, Precinct Eight, Died January 19, 1931. 



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(Dec. M 



Jury List 

Approved January 19, 1931 



In accordance with Section 9 of Chapter 234 of the General Laws, 
the following jury list is published in the annual town report: 

NAMB 

Adams, Forrest M. 
Atwood, Joseph 
Baker, John M. 
Bartol, Harold H. 
Bassett, Herbert F. 
Bickford, Frank I. 
Biggers, James M. 
Blackford, J. Hervey M. 
Blaisdell, Lennarde C. 
Blanchard, Philip A. 
Blaney, Harold C. 
Booma, Scott C. 
Bresnahan, Maurice T. 
Brown, Chester A. 
Burke, Edward F. 
Burrill, Charles W. 
Cahoon, Chas. M. 
Carr, Edward P. 
Carroll, Gilley H. 
Carnes, Herbert W. 
Carter, Thomas P. 
Carter, William E. 
Chatman, William C. 
Coleman, Lewis A. 
Condon, Everett E. 
Connelly, Raj^mond P. 
Conway, Charles E. 
Corrow, Thomas 
Critcherson, Guy H. 
Crocker, Louis N. 
Curtis, Irving A. 
Davis, Walter A. 
Delano, Clarence B. 
Doane, Leroy J. 
Doherty, Warren 
Doughty, Chas. Sanford 
Doughty, Harold W. 
Drown, Selwyn P. 
Durkee, Harold A. 
Earp, John B. 
Erickson, A. Wentworth 
Etter, James F, 
Fay, Wm. L. 
Finch, Clarence M. 
Folsom, Frank H. 
Forbes, Stanley D. 
Fox, John C. 
Frye, Roy H. 
Gallup, Charles N. 





OCCUPATION 


3 Sheridan rd. 


Insurance 


90 Aspen rd. 


Insurance 


32 Hampden st. 


Engineer 


48 Beach ave. 


Clerk 


12 Banks cir. 


Clerk 


137 Burrill st. 


Radio 


80 Middlesex ave. 


Salesman 


36 Maple ave. 


Salesman 


12 Nason rd. 


Undertaker 


25 Farragut rd. 


Salesman 


20 Norfolk ave. 


Restaurateur 


100 Stetson ave. 


Shoe operator 


48 Humphrey st. 


Banking 


19 Middlesex ave. 


Architect 


89 Redington st. 


Shoeworker 


34 Maple ave. 


Civil engineer 


9 Orient ct. 


Fisherman 


70 Paradise rd. 


Retired 


66 Humphrey st. 


Salesman 


9 Maple ave. 


Manager 


68 Oceanview rd. 


Salesman 


269 Humphrey st. 


Salesman 


20 Ocean ave. 


Retired 


6 Minerva st. 


Millwright 


35 Grant rd. 


Engineer 


11 Elwin rd. 


Sole sorter 


48 Orchard rd. 


Retired 


14 Shaw rd. 


Salesman 


30 Beach ave. 


Bookkeeper 


106 Norfolk ave. 


Shoe cutter 


122 Redington st. 


Clerk 


45 Orchard rd. 


Manager 


10 Stone ct. 


Retired 


679 Humphrey st. 


Salesman 


52 Redington st. 


Cutter 


41 Roy St. 


Salesman 


15 Buena Vista st. 


Hardware dealer 


33 Cedar Hill ter. 


Salesman 


28 Puritan ave. 


Manufacturer 


87 Farragut rd. 


Manager 


62 Elmwood rd. 


Retired 


54 Stetson ave. 


Salesman 


19 Pleasant st. 


Plumber 


22 Thomas rd. 


Mechanical engineer 


468 Humphrey st. 


Salesman 


25 Palm.er ave. 


Merchant 


7 Fuller ave. 


Investments 


2 Valley rd. 


Shoemaker 


53 Blaney st. 


Salesman 



1930] 



NAME 

Gough, Joseph H. 
Griffin, Hulbert C. 
Hackett, Leon A. 
Hardy, Elmer A. 
Hatch, Chester F. 
Hiland, J. Henry 
Holden, Horace C. 
Holmes, Andrew B. 
Homan, John 
Hoover, Samuel S. 
Hutchinson, Harry G. 
Ingalls, Granville 
Jackson, Edward L. 
Keating, Franklin 
Kehoe, Walter L. 
Knowles, Frankland W. 
Knowlton, Daniel F. 
Lewis, Gardner L. 
Linden, Frederick E. 
Lofmark, Walter 
Lowell, Ernest W. 
MacDonald, Angus H. 
Maddock, James R. 
Manchester, William D. 
Marsh, Clarence O. 
Mathews, Albert E. 
McCormack, Frank 
Merchant, John T. 
Miles, Douglas S. 
Morey, Robert L. 
Morse, Harold E. 
Nason, James 
O'Brien, Vincent P. 
Parker, J. Edgar 
Perry, Willis C. 
Phillips, Earle A. 
Pope, Roger W. 
Pote, Winston H. 
Powers, John E. C. 
Reed, Joseph G. 
Rideout, George F. 
Ross, Leiand M. 
Rowen, T, Carlton 
Rowe, William D. 
Sprague, Lowell E. 
Sullivan, Fred R. 
Sutherland, Holton J. 
vSutherland, John H. 
Sutherland, William H. 
Underwood, Louis E. 
Vose, Harold L. 
Webber, Leslie J. 
Willard, Arthur E. 
Woodbury, Wilbur L. 
Ximiness, Leon F. 
Young, Edmund, Jr. 



JURY LIST 



RESIDENCE 

10 Bay View Drive 
62 Roy St. 

67 Monument ave. 
84 Essex st. 

26 Puritan rd. 

68 Aspen rd. 

6 Greenwood ave. 
86 Cherry st. 

69 Oceanview rd. 
129 Elm wood rd. 

66 Redington st. 
40 Burrill st. 

10 Berkshire st. 
1 Burpee rd. 

34 Mapledale pi. 

40 Magnolia rd. 

22 Elmwood rd. 
1 Bond St. 

9 Hillcrest cir. 
523 Humphrey st. 

11 Bay View Drive 
48 Atlantic rd. 

4 Farragut rd. 
17 Greenwood ter, 

7 Bay View Drive 

23 Essex st. 

12 Shelton rd. 
29 Blaney st. 

133 Paradise rd. 
199 Aspen rd. 
292 Humphrey st. 

25 Orchard cir. 
202 Humphrey st. 

47 Millett rd. 
168 Aspen rd. 

17 Puritan rd. 

52 Bay View Drive 
119 Paradise rd. 

40 Norfolk ave. 

42 Redington st. 

19 Maple ave. 

16 Curry cir. 

90 Mount wood rd, 
1050 Humphrey st. 

36 Orchard rd. 
151 Burrill st. 

10 Norfolk ave. 

16 Clark rd. 

10 Bond St. 
52 Burrill st. 

45 Beach Bluff ave. 
63 Stetson ave. 
107 Redington st. 

1 ElHs ter. 
99 Windsor ave. 

11 Porter pi. 



243 



OCCUPATION 

Photographer 

Manufacturer 

Mill agent 

Salesman 

Mechanic 

Teller 

Manager 

G. E. Co. 

Engineer 

Salesman 

Painter 

Retired 

Printer 

Lastmaker 

Fisherman 

Storekeeper 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Chemist 

Garage 

Agent 

Inspector 

Sales agent 

Civil engineer 

Clerk 

Cutter 

Contractor 

Manager 

Salesman 

Engineer 

Contractor 

Builder 

Accountant 

Manufacturer 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Plumber 

Photographer 

Cutter 

Barber 

Salesman 

Accountant 

Engineer 

Contractor 

Salesman 

Carpenter 

Manufacturer 

Manufacturer 

Builder 

Electrical engineer 

Real estate 

Clerk and musician 

Civil engineer 

Salesman 

Laborer 

Clerk 



244 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Town Warrant 

Tuesday, February 16th, 1931 



Essex, So. 

To either or the Constable^ of the town of Swampacott in said County: 

GREETING 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their respective 
precincts, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the sixteenth day of Feb- 
ruary, at 6 A. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz. : 

At the close of the election the meeting shall adjourn to Tuesday, 
February 24, 1931, at 7:30 P. M., at the Town Hall. 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 
To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 

To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for one 

(1) year. 

To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
(3) years. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the School Committee for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for two 

(2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board for 
three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Park Commission for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Public 
; Library for three (3) years. 

To choose one Tree Warden for one (1) year. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 

To choose two members of the Planning Board for one (1) 
year; two members of the Planning Board for two (2) years; 
and one member of the Planning Board for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of Trust 
Funds for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for two (2) years. 

To choose six (6) representative town meeting members in 
each precinct for three (3) years. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct One for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Six for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Eight for two (2) years, to fill vacancy. 

To choose one representative town meeting member from Pre- 
cinct Eight for one (1) year, to fill vacancy. 

All to be chosen on one ballot. 
Article 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, 
boards and committees. 



1930] 



TOWN WARRANT 



245 



Article 3. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Town Clerk and Custodian of Trust Funds for the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
salaries of town officials for the ensuing year. 

Article 5. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money, from time to time, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 1, 
1931, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, the 
debt or debts incurred thereby to be paid from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money, as con- 
tained in the reports of officers, boards or committees. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the recommendations calling for the appropriation or expenditure of 
money, the creation of a debt, or the disposition of town property, as 
set forth in the reports of officers, boards or committees. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses as 
recommended and set forth on pages 200, 201 and 202 of the annual 
town report. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the appropriation or raising of money for permanent street construction. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to resurface Puritan road 
from the Administration Building to the New Ocean House with some 
kind of pavement and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by 
the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to remove the balance of 
ledge, now remaining unfinished, on the southerly side of Buena Vista 
street, for the purpose of widening said street and appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by Ernest Corrado. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to put to a grade the whole 
of Crescent street, including sidewalks, and resurface the same with 
some kind of pavement best suited for the purpose and appropriate 
money therefor, as petitioned for by Ernest Corrado. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to appropriate five hun- 
dred ($500) dollars to be expended under the direction of the Surveyor 
of Highways for the purpose of resodding and repairing the various 
grass plots and parking as petitioned for by John B. Earp et als. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to widen the roadway at 
the junction of Roy street, Jessie street and Eureka avenue to cor- 
respond with the street line as laid out by Town Engineer W. W. Pratt 
and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Sanford Doughty 
et als. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to widen the southerly 
side of Buena Vista street at its junction with Cherry street, a distance 
deemed advisable by the town, and appropriate money therefor, as 
petitioned for by Sanford Doughty et als. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to resurface Beach Bluff 
avenue with some kind of smooth pavement and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to continue the pavement 
on Phillips avenue, from its present terminus to Humphrey street and 
through Chatman avenue to Ocean avenue, and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to lay a mixed top, so 
called, on the hills on Barnstable street and appropriate money therefor, 
as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to resurface Foster road 
with some kind of smooth pavement and appropriate money therefor, 
as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways, 



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Article 20. To see if the town will vote to build a fence on the 
ledge at the town yard on Paradise road and appropriate money there- 
for, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to appropriate ($800) eight 
hundred dollars to be used in putting the trenches on Atlantic avenue 
and Humphrey street in proper condition and appropriate money there- 
for, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to lay a drain and build 
necessary catch basins and manholes to take care of the surface water 
on Puritan road at Tupelo road and in Puritan road near the entrance 
to Little's Point road, and appropriate money therefor, as recommended 
by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to enclose the brook at 
the end of Atlantic road and build the necessary catch basins connecting 
therewith, and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by George 
D. R. Durkee et als. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to purchase a sand spread- 
ing machine and appropriate money therefor, as recommended by the 
Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 25. i o see if the town will vote to purchase a 2^ or 3 ton 
truck for the use of the Highway Department and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 26. To see what action the town will take to increase the 
salaries of the Highway Department from $5 per day to $6 per day, 
and appropriate a sufficient sum of money therefor to take care of same, 
as petitioned for by Thomas L. Meade et als. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Pitman road and appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Fran- 
cis H. Humphreys et als. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to rescind the action of 
the town meeting of February 21, 1927, whereby it was voted under 
Article 16 to borrow the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), for 
the purpose of extending the water main in Foster road. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to increase the salaries of 
the members of the Water and Sewerage Board, to $600 for the Chair- 
man and $400 each for the associate members, as recommended by the 
Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to purchase a 1000 gallon 
combination motor pumper and equipment for the Central Fire Station 
and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the Board of 
Fire Engineers. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to give the Chief of the 
Fire Department the discretion to furnish on such occasions and such 
extent as he may deem it advisable, the assistance of the Fire Depart- 
ment to another city, town, of fire district in extinguishing fires therein. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $460 to 
repaint the ladder truck at the Central Fire Station and install a starter 
on the same, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to purchase 400 feet, 1^ 
inch hose and fittings and appropriate $250 therefor, as recommended by 
the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $350 to 
paint the Central Fire Station and do necessary repairs, as recommended 
by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to purchase and install 
a fire alarm box near the junction of Humphrey street and the Lynn 
Shore Drive and appropriate $350 therefor, as recommended by the 
Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $5,925 for 
further improving the Fire Alarm System by continuing the under- 
ground cables from Ingalls terrace and Humphrey street to the Central 
Fire Station with necessary loops, connections, and changes, as recom- 
mended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 



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Article 37. To see if the town will vote to appropriate $225 to de- 
fray the cost of altering the plumbing at the Phillips Beach Fire Sta- 
tion to enable that house to be connected v/ith the new sewer in Phillips 
avenue, as recommended by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 38. To see what action the tov/n will take relative to the 
disposal of clam, lobster and oyster shells and fish trimmings and other 
refuse from the hotels, markets and restaurants and appropriate money 
therefor, as recommended by the Board of Health. 

Article 39. To hear and act on the report of the committee ap- 
pointed at the Special Town Meeting, December 4, 1930, to consider 
the advisability of having a scientific revaluation of the property in the 
town, and appropriate money therefor. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to replace the tablet on 
the monument on Essex street to the memory of Abednego Ramsdell 
with one that shall state historical facts correctly, as petitioned for by 
John Albree et als. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
Laws of the town so that all that land on the ocean side of Humphrey 
street, between King's Beach and Blaney Beach, may be zoned as a 
business district, as petitioned for by John Albree et als. 

Article 42. To see what action the town will take in regard to 
bills of the Lynn Gas & Electric Co, for darnage done to conduits dur- 
ing sew^er construction in 1929, and appropriate money therefor. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the observance of the 4th of July, 1931, and authorize the 
Moderator to appoint a committee of three to conduct such observance, 
as petitioned for by Geo. J. Place et als. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $1,500 for necessary repairs and changes in the G. A. R. hall building, 
so called, on Pine street, as recommended by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 45. To see what amount of money the town will vote to 
transfer from the Excess and Deficiency account to be used by the 
Assessors in fixing the tax rate for the year 1931. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell the old Palmer school building and land on Humph- 
rey street. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to accept a portion of 
Windsor avenue as a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, 
in accordance with a plan made by W. W, Pratt, Town Engineer, 
dated January, 1931, and to appropriate money therefor, as petitioned 
for by Wilfred J, Fournier et als. 

Article 48. To see if the town will vote to accept Commonwealth 
avenue as a public way, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in ac- 
cordance with a plan made by W. W. Pratt, town engineer, and to 
appropriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Amato Pagnotta et aU. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to rem.ove the ledge on 
the easterly side of Puritan road near the Gale estate and establish 
sidewalks on the easterly side of said street and appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by Herbert E. Gale et als. 

Article 50. To see if the town will vote to grant all town work 
in the future to concerns or contractors residing in Swampscott, thereby 
giving employment only to men living in Svv-ampscott, as petitioned for 
by Angelo Palleschi et als. 

Article 51. To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning by- 
laws by changing from general residence district to single residence dis- 
trict the area included in the following streets and the land contiguous 
thereto or in the vicinity thereof, so that said area shall then be subject 
to the provisions of Article III of said zoning by-law except that a set 
back distance of ten feet will be allowable, namely: Easterly side of 
Walker road from Boston & Maine track to Mountwood road and 
Mountwood road as petitioned for by T. Carlton Rowen et als. 



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Article 52. To see if the town will vote to use Phillips Park, under 
Chapter 310 of the Acts of 1930, for high school and school yard pur- 
poses. 

Article 53. To see if the town will vote to erect on Phillips Park 
a public high school, and equip the same, and appropriate money 
therefor. ^ 

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to authorize the present 
high school committee to proceed with the erection of a public high 
school on Phillips Park, under the foregoing article, with power to 
employ Cram & Ferguson as architects, to enter into contracts in be- 
half of the town, and to do all things necessary or proper for the 
erection, equipment and completion of such high school. 

Article 55. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise, 
under any general or special law which authorizes the town to raise 
money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may 
be necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing 
articles. 

The polls will close at 6 P. M, 

And you are directed to scrvt this Warrant by p«jsting aa attested 
copy thereof at the town hall, the post offices, at least one public and 
conspicuous place in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days before 
the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your do- 
ings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given xmdei our hands this sixteenth day of January, A. D. 1931. 

NATHAN G. BUBIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN, 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy, Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD, Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, February 24, 1931 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the town of Swampscott in said County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are di- 
rected to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott, qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the twenty-fourth day of February at 
7:15 P. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Bond street, Fuller avenue and Sherwood road, a distance of about 
1*,150 feet, and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the 
Board of Health and Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to lay a sewer in Plymouth 
avenue. State road, from Franklin avenue to Walker road, and Walker 
road from State road to Mountwood road, a distance of about 2,100 
feet, and appropriate money for the same, as recommended by the 
Board of Health and Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewx^r in 
Nason road and Cedar road, a distance of about 250 feet, and appro- 
priate money for the same, as recommended by the Board of Health 
and Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to construct a sew^er in 
Arbutus road, Aspen road, from Arbutus road to Forest avenue. Forest 
avenue, from Greenwood avenue to Magnolia road, and in Magnolia 



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road, a distance of about 3,900 feet, and appropriate money for the 
same, as recommended by the Board of Health and Water and Sewerage 
Board. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in 
Burpee road about 30 feet and appropriate money for the same, as 
recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to transfer the following 
unexpended balances from sewers to Emergency sewer account as 



recommended by the Water and Sewerage Board: 

Whitman Road $56.28 

Section A 66.79 

Section B 3,915.52 

Section C 7,358.10 

Section D 3,065.27 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to transfer the unexpended 
balances to Water Emergency Account, as recommended by the Water 
and Sewerage Board: 

Stanley road _. $83.47 

Charlotte road 48.20 



Article 8. To see if the town will vote to construct a culvert to 
enclose the brook from Shelton road, across Bates road and through 
Muriel road, a distance of approximately 800 feet, and appropriate money 
therefor, as petitioned for by Abraham Ranen et als. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to transfer to the Board 
of Library Trustees the unexpended balance, being approximately $900 
of the appropriation made under Article 14 of the warrant of the special 
town meeting of December 4, 1930, to be used by the trustees, according 
to their judgment, for matters relating to the completion of the chil- 
dren's room and work of improvement of the town library, as petitioned 
for by the Board of Library Trustees. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to ratify and approve the 
act of the Board of Selectmen in petitioning the legislature to authorize 
the Metropolitan District Commission to extend the Metropolitan Park 
in Swampscott by adding to it the Doane property at the easterly end 
of the present park system. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Selectmen on municipal work, for the 
purpose of relieving unemployment. 

Article 12. To appropriate and raise by borrowing, under any 
general or special law, which authorizes the town to borrow money, or 
otherwise, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for any or 
all, of the purposes mentioned in the foregoing articles. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested 
copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Offices, at least one public 
and conspicuous place in each precinct, in the town and at or in the 
immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town, seven days 
before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-third day of January, 1931. 

NATHAN G. BUSIER, 
HOWARD K. GLIDDEN. 
HARRY E. HARDY, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

FRANK H. BRADFORD. Constable. 



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Index 



Reports of Departments and Committees 



Page 

Animals, Inspector of ........ . 140 

Appropriations Recommended 200 

Assessors 186 

Board of Appeals 190 

Building Inspector .......... 169 

Cemetery, Superintendent of . . . . 143 

Census 196 

Committee on High School Site 76 

Connnittee on Sewer Assessments ....... 66 

Dental Clinic 138 

Dog Officer 143 

Election, Town ........... 16 

Election, State 88 

Finance Committee, Reports of 21.28, (>0, 73 

Fire Engineers 141 

Forest Warden ........... 240 

Health, Board of 128 

Health Officer 129 

Health Nurse 138 

High School, Commiitee on ........ 163 

Highway Surveyor .......... 144 

Jury List 242 

Library, Trustees of 147 — • 

Milk Inspector ........... 136 

Moth Superintendent ......... 168 

Park Commissioners ......... 139 

Plumbing, Inspector of ........ . 135 

Police 170 

Primaries, State 82 

Public Welfare 146 

iSelectmen, Board of ......... . 193 

School Enrollment .......... 160 

School Committee .......... 155 

Town Accountant ......... 203 

Town Clerk's Records 9 

Town Clerk's Statistics ......... 98 

Town Committees Appointed ........ 8 

Town Counsel ........... 174 

Town Engineer .......... 167 

Town Meeting Members ......... 3 

Town Officers Appointed ........ 6 

Town Officers Elected ......... 2 

Town Warrant, February 17, 1930 9 

Town Warrant, March 26, 1930 24 

Town Warrant, April 8, 1930 57 

Town Warrant, June 24, 1930 71 

Town Warrant, December 4, 1930 ....... 92 

Town Warrant, February 16, 1931 244 

Town Warrant, February 24, 1931 248 

Tree Warden 240 

Water and Sewerage Board 150 

Weights and Measures 149 

Wires. Inspector of . . 185 



INDEX 



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FiuanciaJ Reports 



Page 

Accuunrant's Depaitment . 203 

Assessors' Department 210 

Balance Sheets . Ill, 125,237 

Bonds and Notes Payable 175-177 

Bonds of Town Officers . . . 198 

Borrowing Capacity . 180 

Cemetery 230 

Collector of Taxes 183-209 

County Tax 186 

Dental Clinic 217 

Division of Accounts 99-209 

Election and Registration ........ 210 

Engineering Department . . 211 

Fire Department .......... 213 

Forest Warden 214 

Health Department 216 

Highway Department 218 

Interest and Maturing Debt 233 

Law Department 210 

Liaibilities and Assets 186 

Loans Outstanding 176 

Legislative 208 

Library 224 

Memorial Day 227 

Metropolitan Assessments ........ 234 

Moth Extermination 213 

Park Department 225 

Pensions 222 

Police Department 212 

Printing Town Reports 227 

Public Welfare 222 

School Department 223 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 214 

Selectmen's Department ......... 208 

Sewer Department 216 

Sewer Maintenance and Operation 231 

Sewer Notes and Bonds 176 

State Aid 222 

State Tax 186 

Statistics (1888-1930) 187 

Street Lighting 219 

Tax Rate 186 

Town Budget . 200 

Town Clerk's Department 210 

Town Debt 180 

Town Hall Department 211 

Transfers . . 48-206-234 

Treasurer's Report 175 

Treasurer's Department 209 

Treasurer's Receipts ......... 175 

Tree Warden 214 

Trust Funds 181 

Valuation 180 

Water Bonds and Notes 176 

Water Debf 176 

Water Department 228 



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